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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.
The remnants act as foci of infection, resulting in post-treatment disease.2 For better treatment outcomes, it is essential for a clinician to have a detailed knowledge of the basic root and canal morphology or its morphological variants.3,4 There are many factors responsible for root canal variations such as ethnicity,5 gender6 or the assessment method7 used for its evaluation.
He covers social setting and language ecology, segmental sound patterns, morphologically specific sound patterns, finite verb stem inflection, predicate inflectional suffixes, nominal and phrasal morphology, complex verbs and compounding, and Murrinhpatha wordhood and gradient morphology.
Impingement-type bony morphology was related to cartilage defects, but not pain in professional ballet dancers' hips.
Drainage morphology of a region contains the recent history of landscape development.
Tenders are invited for Niq for printing or photocopying and supply of morphology survey report
Due to the fact that a photocatalytic reaction occurs at the interface between catalyst and organic pollutants, the photocatalytic performance of ZnO is strongly dependent on the growth manner of the crystal, and it has been demonstrated that the morphology control could result in optimization of the photocatalytic activity of ZnO photocatalyst [7].
Blend morphology is one of the governing factors for these properties.
Roche's new cobas m 511 analyzer, featuring patented Bloodhound technology, is designed to address the challenges of hematology testing by combining a cell counter, slide maker and stainer and a digital morphology analyzer into one integrated solution.
To date, few detailed studies have been conducted to assess number of roots and root canal morphology of maxillary premolars in the elderly.
Since the group has stenopalynous pollens, our investigation supports the use of seed surface patterns as a diagnostic characteristic for species level instead of pollen morphology.
Sperm motility, morphology, viability and MSOME were evaluated for each sample.