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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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After an analysis of genetic and morphologic data, scientists Santiago R.
(5) Characteristic morphologic features of PHMs include the presence of 2 populations of villi (large, irregular, hydropic villi, and small, immature, fibrotic villi), cisterns in some enlarged villi, markedly irregular villi with scalloped borders and trophoblastic inclusions, and generally mild circumferential trophoblastic hyperplasia.
One morphologic type of sarcocyst was found in 26% (7/27) of Eurasian coots (Fulica atra) and was described as Sarcocystis fulicae n sp using morphologic, 18S ribosomal (r)DNA, 28S rDNA, and internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) analysis.
In most cases, such morphologic diagnosis relies upon the identification of the helminth genera or species based on the characteristic morphology of eggs because adult parasites are rarely available.
Nucleai's platform assists pathologists during their morphologic assessment of a biopsy with a pre-scan of slides to identify areas of potential abnormality, reducing scanning time and improving accuracy by allowing the pathologist to focus on areas of interest.
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have morphologic changes in the brain, which could be responsible for the sensory functional symptoms of RLS, according to a study published online April 25 in Neurology.
Although there are no large randomized prospective clinical trials comparing treatment regimens for refractory DME, several smaller uncontrolled studies demonstrated visual and/or morphologic improvement after switching patients who showed poor response from aflibercept to ranibizumab injections [9-12].
It is uniquely capable of discerning clinically relevant morphologic features of hematopoietic cells, including abnormal leukocytes in lymphoma, leukemia, and dysplasia; intracellular parasites such as malaria and Anaplasma; and platelet changes characteristic of specific causes of thrombocytopenia and myeloproliferative disease (1, 2).
Cephalometric standards are available for different AOB samples.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.
On the other hand, some researchers stated that the slight increase in pregnancy rates during IVF treatment was most likely a result of better practice in the laboratory than morphologic evaluation (3).
Dysplasia is present as morphologic abnormalities in the cells in the blood and bone marrow.