homeomorph

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homeomorph

[′hō·mē·ə‚mȯrf]
(biology)
An organism which exhibits a superficial resemblance to another organism even though they have different ancestors.
(crystallography)
A crystal that displays a form similar to that of a crystal with a different chemical composition.
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