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1. Form; shape; structure: endomorph.
2. Morpheme: allomorph.
[Greek -morphos, from morphē, shape.]
n combining form
indicating shape, form, or structure of a specified kind: ectomorph.
[from Greek -morphos, from morphē shape]
-morphic, -morphous adj combining form
-morphy n combining form
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]