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n. pl. mor·phol·o·gies
a. The branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of organisms without consideration of function.
b. The form and structure of an organism or one of its parts: the morphology of a cell; the morphology of vertebrates.
2. Linguistics The study of the structure and form of words in language or a language, including inflection, derivation, and the formation of compounds.

mor′pho·log′i·cal (-fə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), mor′pho·log′ic adj.
mor′pho·log′i·cal·ly adv.
mor·phol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.morphologic - relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals; "morphological differences"
2.morphologic - relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language
3.morphologic - pertaining to geological structure; "geomorphological features of the Black Hills"; "morphological features of granite"; "structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
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Although this test has been improved over the years and has been enhanced by molecular testing for human papillomavirus (HPV), the underpinning of success lies in the understanding of the stepwise progression of neoplasia from its earliest morphologic manifestation with an intervention at its earliest stages.
16-20 Very few reported attempts have so far been made to study skeletal characteristics of AOB individuals in Pakistani population; therefore objective of this study was to evaluate the morphologic characteristics of skeletal open bite in Pakistani orthodontic patients and to establish population norms of facial patterns for AOB sample.
Dysplasia is present as morphologic abnormalities in the cells in the blood and bone marrow.
Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI), incorporating morphologic T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) imaging of the prostate with high field strength (3 T) without an endorectal coil, showed a prostatic mass invading the lower left portion of the bladder, the anterior rectal wall, and both obturator muscles (Figure 1).
It contains 83 comparison tables and histopathology color images to help pathologists distinguish between two commonly confused entities with overlapping morphologic features.
Our three outcomes measures were (1) anatomic success rates at 3 months, (2) hearing results at 6 months, and (3) rates of morphologic success (i.
12] reported on five additional "M3-like" cases with morphology "in a small morphologic spectrum with features intermediate between M2 and classical M3 AML.
The first studies relating to classification of creatures had been done in 18th century by Carl Linnaeus (1) Linnaeus had been regarded as the father of morphologic classification (taxonomy).
Psoriasis patients with ultrasonographic enthesitis who undergo systemic treatments can experience significant reductions in morphologic abnormalities in as little as 6 months, according to the findings of a two-center prospective study published in Joint Bone Spine.
A morphologic and molecular epidemiologic investigation was conducted on a captive African black-footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) colony with a history of Plasmodium infections at La Palmyre Zoo (France).
sup][1],[2],[3] As patients with cc-TGA have a high prevalence of severe myopathy of systemic morphologic right ventricle, heart transplantation is an accepted therapeutic method today.
Morphologic and ecological groups of earthworms have been defined, their distribution in different natural and climate zones, correlation between abundance of lumbricids, features and ecological conditions (regimens) of different soil types have been revealed, etc.