Definitions for: Morphology


[n] the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
[n] the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
[n] the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
[n] studies of the rules for forming admissible words



Webster (1913) Definition: Mor*phol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? form + -logy: cf. F.
morphologie.] (Biol.)
That branch of biology which deals with the structure of
animals and plants, treating of the forms of organs and
describing their varieties, homologies, and metamorphoses.
See Tectology, and Promorphology.

Synonyms: geomorphology, sound structure, syllable structure, word structure

See Also: accidence, affixation, anatomy, biological science, biology, compound morphology, derivational morphology, geophysical science, geophysics, grammar, inflectional morphology, petrology, plate tectonic theory, plate tectonics, structure, tectonics

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