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morph-

pref.
Variant of morpho-.

morph

(mɔrf)
n.
1. a sequence of sounds or letters constituting the physical realization of a morpheme in a specific context.
2. Biol.
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.
v.t.
3. to transform (an image) by computer.
v.i.
4. to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.
[1945–50; back formation from morpheme, or independent use of -morph]
mor′phic, adj.

morph-

var. of morpho- before a vowel: morphallaxis.

-morph

a combining form meaning “form, structure,” of the kind specified by the initial element: isomorph.
[< Greek -morphos; see -morphous]

morph.

morphology.
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Lake Erie water snakes revisited: morph- and age-specific variation in relative crypsis.
I estimated morph- and sex-specific fitness in a Colorado population of the facultatively paedomorphic tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum.
There were no significant morph- or sex-specific differences in terms of yearly survival, survivorship, age at maturity, adult growth rate, body size, and body condition which would trade-off with breeding frequency (Whiteman 1994a; Whiteman et al.