Pronunciation: (hō"mu-môr'fiz-um, hom"u-), [key]
1. Biol.correspondence in form or external appearance but not in type of structure or origin.
2. Bot.possession of perfect flowers of only one kind.
3. Zool.resemblance between the young and the adult.
4. Math.an into map between two sets that preserves relations between elements. Also,ho'mo•mor"phy.
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