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One of various distinct forms of a species (such as color variant) or of an organism during different parts of its life cycle.
[From Greek morphē, form, shape.]
v. morphed, morph·ing, morphs
To transform (an image) by computer: cinematic special effects that morphed the villain into a snake.
To be transformed: "By morning all his hurt feelings had morphed into mischief" (Dana Adam Shapiro).
[Shortening of metamorphose.]
(Linguistics) linguistics the phonological representation of a morpheme
[C20: shortened form of morpheme]
(Biology) biology any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species
[C20: from Greek morphē shape]
1. (Computer Science) to undergo or cause to undergo morphing
2. to transform or be transformed completely in appearance or character: he morphed from nerd into pop icon.
(Computer Science) a morphed image
1. a sequence of sounds or letters constituting the physical realization of a morpheme in a specific context.
a. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.
b. a locally distinct population of a polymorphic species.
3. to transform (an image) by computer.v.i.
4. to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.
var. of morpho- before a vowel: morphallaxis.
a combining form meaning “form, structure,” of the kind specified by the initial element: isomorph.
[< Greek -morphos; see -morphous]
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|Verb||1.||morph - cause to change shape in a computer animation; "The computer programmer morphed the image"|
|2.||morph - change shape as via computer animation; "In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther"|