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morphology (biology)

Definition:

a branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

morphologies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

German morphologie, coined (1822) by Johann Wolfgang von "Goethe" from Greek...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of morphology...

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

morphology [biology]

in biology, the study of the size, shape, and structure of animals, plants, and microorganisms and of the relationships of the parts comprising them. ... (24 of 1303 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/392797​/morphology

morphology [linguistics]

in linguistics, study of the internal construction of words. Languages vary widely in the degree to which words can be analyzed into word elements, or ... (25 of 145 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/392807​/morphology

Collins Dictionary:

morphology | morphol. | morphological [adjective, derived]

the branch of biology concerned with the form and structure of organisms | the form and structure of words in a language, especially the consistent ... (24 of 294 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/morphology

Wikipedia:

Morphology [disambiguation]

from the Greek and meaning "study of shape", may mean: Morphology (archaeology), study of the shapes or forms of artefacts | Morphology (astronomy), study of the shape of astronomical objects such as nebulae, galaxies, or other extended objects | ... (37 of 265 words, 16 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Morphology

Oxford Dictionary:

morphology | morphologies [plural] | morphologic [derived] | morphological [derived] | morphologically [derived] | morphologist [derived]

the study of the forms of things, in particular | the branch of biology that deals with the form of living organisms, and with relationships between ... (25 of 193 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/morphology

Merriam-Webster:

morphology | morphological [adjective, related] | morphologic [adjective, related] | morphologically [adverb, related] | morphologist [noun, related]

a branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of animals and plants ; the form and structure of an organism or any of its parts | a study ... (30 of 130 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/morphology

New World Dictionary:

morphology | morphological [related] | morphologically [adverb, related] | morphologist [noun, related]

the branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of animals and plants | the branch of linguistics that deals with word structure and with ... (26 of 100 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/morphology

Random House Dictionary:

morphology | geomorphology [physical geography, synonym, sense-specific]

the branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of organisms. | the form and structure of an organism considered as a whole. | [linguistics] ... (24 of 96 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/morphology

American Heritage Dictionary:

morphology | morphologies [plural] | morphological [adjective, related] | morphologic [adjective, related] | morphologically [adverb, related] | morphologist [noun, related]

The branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of organisms without consideration of function. | The form and structure of an organism ... (24 of 73 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/morphology

Wiktionary:

morphology | morphologies [plural]

[uncountable] A scientific study of form and structure, usually without regard to function. Especially: (linguistics) The study of the internal structure of morphemes (words and their semantic building blocks). | [biology] The study of the form and ... (36 of 69 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/morphology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

morphology [uncountable] | morphological [adjective, related]

[biology] the study of the form and structure of living things | [linguistics] the study of how words are formed in a language (22 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/morphology

Cambridge Dictionary:

morphology [specialized] | morphological [adjective, derived]

the scientific study of the structure and form of either animals and plants or words and phrases (17 of 26 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/morphology

Columbia Encyclopedia:

biology | microbiology

the science that deals with living things. It's broadly divided into zoology, the study of animal life, and botany, the study of plant life. ... (24 of 251 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0807622​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

morphology | morphologies [plural] | morphological [adjective, derived] | morphologist [noun, derived]

the form and structure of an organism or of a part of an organism | the study of the form and structure of organisms | the structure of words in a ... (29 of 128 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631275​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

morphology

Origin: German morphologie, coined (1822) by Johann Wolfgang von "Goethe" from Greek morphē, form + German -logie, "-logy"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/morphology

Online Etymology:

morphology

First use: 1830

Origin: in biology; 1869 in philology; from Greek morphe + "-logy".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=morphology

Oxford Dictionary:

morphology | morphologies [plural]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: Greek morphē "form" + "-logy"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/morphology

Merriam-Webster:

morphology

First use: 1830

Origin: German Morphologie, from morph- + -logie -logy

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/morphology

Wiktionary:

morphology

Origin: Ancient Greek: morpho- + -logy

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/morphology

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

morphology | morphol.

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "morphology"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "morphology"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/morphology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

morphology [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "morphology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/morphology

Macmillan American Dictionary:

morphology [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "morphology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/morphology

Cambridge Dictionary:

morphology [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "morphology"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "morphology"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/morphology

the Free Dictionary:

morphology

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "morphology"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "morphology"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "morphology" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/morphology

Google Dictionary:

morphology

Audio: English pronunciation of "morphology"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

morphology

Audio: North American pronunciation of "morphology"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=morpho​07 word=morphology

YourDictionary Audio:

morphology

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "morphology" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/morphology

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