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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.
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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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