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mor·phol·o·gy

 (môr-fŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. mor·phol·o·gies
1.
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.

morphology

(mɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Biology) the branch of biology concerned with the form and structure of organisms
2. (Linguistics) the form and structure of words in a language, esp the consistent patterns of inflection, combination, derivation and change, etc, that may be observed and classified
3. the form and structure of anything
morphologic, ˌmorphoˈlogical adj
ˌmorphoˈlogically adv
morˈphologist n

mor•phol•o•gy

(mɔrˈfɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of organisms.
2. the form and structure of an organism considered as a whole.
3.
a. the patterns of word formation in a language, including inflection, derivation, and compound formation.
b. the study and description of such patterns.
c. the study of the behavior and combination of morphemes.
5. form or structure.
6. the study of form or structure.
[1820–30; < German; see morpho-, -logy]
mor`pho•log′ic (-fəˈlɒdʒ ɪk) mor`pho•log′i•cal, adj.
mor`pho•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
mor•phol′o•gist, n.

mor·phol·o·gy

(môr-fŏl′ə-jē)
The size, shape, and structure of an organism or one of its parts. Biologists usually describe the morphology of an organism separately from its physiology.

morphology

1. a branch of linguistics that studies and describes patterns of word formation, including inflection, derivation, and compounding of a language.
2. such patterns of a particular language. — morphologist, n. — morphological, adj.
See also: Linguistics
1. the study of the form or structure of anything.
2. the branch of biology that studies the form and structure of plants and animals. See also geomorphology. — morphologist, n.morphologic, morphological, adj.
See also: Form
the branch of biology that studies the structure and form of animals and plants. — morphologist, n. — morphologic, morphological, adj.
See also: Animals
the study of the form and structure of plants and animals. — morphologist, n. — morphologic, morphological, adj.
See also: Biology

morphology

The structure and form of words, especially the different forms such as inflections that can be classified.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.morphology - the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plantsmorphology - the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
2.morphology - studies of the rules for forming admissible words
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
accidence, inflectional morphology - the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words
derivational morphology - the part of grammar that deals with the derivations of words
compound morphology - the part of grammar that deals with combinations of simple words into compound words
3.morphology - the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
structure - the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure"
affixation - the result of adding an affix to a root word
4.morphology - the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
geophysical science, geophysics - geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
plate tectonic theory, plate tectonics, tectonics - the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust
lithology, petrology - the branch of geology that studies rocks: their origin and formation and mineral composition and classification
Translations
morfologietvarosloví

morphology

[mɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ] Nmorfología f

morphology

[mɔːrˈfɒlədʒi] nmorphologie fmorris dancer [ˈmɒrɪsdɑːnsər] ndanseur m folklorique anglaismorris dancing [ˈmɒrɪsdɑːnsɪŋ] n (British) danses folkloriques anglaises

morphology

nMorphologie f

morphology

[mɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ] nmorfologia

morphology

n morfología
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Classification, groups subordinate to groups -- Natural system -- Rules and difficulties in classification, explained on the theory of descent with modification -- Classification of varieties -- Descent always used in classification -- Analogical or adaptive characters -- Affinities, general, complex and radiating -- Extinction separates and defines groups -- Morphology, between members of the same class, between parts of the same individual -- Embryology, laws of, explained by variations not supervening at an early age, and being inherited at a corresponding age -- Rudimentary Organs; their origin explained -- Summary.
Recently, a new concept of compatibilization by using inorganic nanoparticles, such as organoclay, carbon nanotubes, and silica particles, to stabilize the phase morphology of polymer blends was reported [7-13].
Specific morphology of a compound is required for some specific applications.
However, to date the gold standard for morphology is still manual microscopy by an experienced professional.
In the study, researchers from Payame Noor University and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, in Tehran, Iran, and Institute of Medicinal Plants, Karaj, Iran, tested 34 infertile men with sperm counts below 20 million per mL, or had less than 30% abnormal sperm morphology or type A and B (fast-moving forward and slow-moving forward) motility less than 25 to 50% respectively.
125 A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE FOR BLOOD SEPARATION AND CELL MORPHOLOGY ANALYSIS USING ACOUSTIC MICROSTREAMING AND HYDRODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES
The importance of pollen development and morphology in clarifying the classification of many plants, e.
The first chapter presents general insect morphology, followed by discussion of developmental morphology and immature stages, a glossary, a chapter on techniques for characterizing morphology and a chapter on phylogenetic reconstruction from morphological data.
Environmental and biotic variation can also influence morphology through the alteration of allometric trajectories (Kemp & Bertness 1984) or through plasticity at a given point along a growth continuum (Hoverman & Relyea 2007; Bourdeau 2009).
The panel instead recommended using the broad, inclusionary diagnostic Rotterdam Criteria to identify the specific phenotypes of PCOS, such as androgen excess plus ovulatory dysfunction, androgen excess plus polycystic ovarian morphology, ovulatory dysfunction plus polycystic ovarian morphology, or androgen excess plus ovulatory dysfunction plus polycystic ovarian morphology.
The resultant morphology is a continuous synthetic polymer matrix with dispersed renewable blend domains (e.
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