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1. Biology Having a similar structure or appearance but being of different ancestry.
2. Related by an isomorphism.


(ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪk) or


(Biochemistry) exhibiting isomorphism


(ˌaɪ səˈmɔr fɪk)

1. Biol. having the same form or appearance.
3. Math. pertaining to two sets related by an isomorphism.
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Adj.1.isomorphic - having similar appearance but genetically different
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms


[ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪk] ADJisomorfo


adj (form)isomorph


[ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪk] isomorphous [ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfəs] adjisomorfo/a
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E-Prime recasts these sentences into a form isomorphic to modern science by first abolishing the "is" of Aristotelian essence and then reformulating each observation in terms of signals received and interpreted by a body (or instrument) moving in space-time.
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