homoeomerous

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Etymology[edit]

homoe- +‎ o +‎ -merous. From the Ancient Greek ὅμοιος (hómoios, of like kind”, “similar) in conjunction with μέρος (méros, portion).

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homoeomerous (comparative more homoeomerous, superlative most homoeomerous)

  1. (biology) Having similar quantities or variations pertaining to parts of structure.
  2. being the same whether whole or in parts
    • 1990 Aristotle's First Principles by Terence Irwin
      A lump of bronze differs from a statue in being homoeomerous; it is divisible into lumps of bronze, whereas the statue is not divisible into statues.

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