Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

homeo- Also homoio- and homoeo-.

Similar.

[Greek homoios, like or similar.]

In homeopathy (Greek patheia, suffering or feeling) disease is treated by minute doses of substances that in a healthy person would produce symptoms of the disease, so treating like with like. Homeostasis is the tendency for plant and animal populations to remain in stable equilibrium; two geometrical figures are homeomorphic if they are topologically equivalent, as a circle can be converted to a square.

Most words once written using homoeo- (homoeopath, homoeobox) or homoio- (homoiothermic) are now usually spelled with homeo- instead. Exceptions are those that are mainly historical in application, such as homoiousian, a person who held that God the Father and God the Son are of like but not identical substance.

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