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- adj. Of, relating to, or exhibiting isomorphism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality of isomorphism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exhibiting the property of isomorphism. Also isomorphic.
- plural In mathematics See group.
- In mathematics, same as isomorphic, 4.
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- adj. having similar appearance but genetically different
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It was a technique invented by J.M. Robertson at Glasgow University for small organic molecules, known as the isomorphous replacement method.
For any attempt to resolve the issue by pronouncing the work of critique to be wholly isomorphous with the contingent material experiences that gave rise to it or, alternatively, as sublating (aufheben) aesthetic experience into pure abstractions invariably forecloses on the ethical implications of critical practice.
On the other hand, though my introduction of the method of isomorphous replacement with heavy atoms had made the solution of protein structures possible in principle, none had yet been solved.
During the eighties I initiated work on the problem of combining the traditional techniques of direct methods with isomorphous replacement and anomalous dispersion in the attempt to facilitate the solution of macromolecular crystal structures.
It can also incorporate information from isomorphous replacement measurements.
The crystal structures of cholesteryl chloride and bromide proved not sufficiently isomorphous to solve by direct-phase determination.
Rochelle salt, isomorphous replacement and phase determination, metal crystals and pepsin crystals, and speculated about muscular contraction.
Later, we also grew crystals of potassium and rubidium benzyl-penicillin, hoping again for isomorphous series.
But first the sodium salt was not isomorphous with the other two, then the potassium and rubidium ions were in such positions in the structure that they did not contribute to many of the reflections.
As Perutz and Kendrew explained, the introduction of additional heavy atoms into a crystal under investigation at sites which can be found, may make it possible to calculate phase angles directly from the observed amplitudes of the spectra given by the isomorphous crystals.
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