[m_ɔː_f_ˈɒ_l_ə_dʒ_ɪ], [mɔːfˈɒləd͡ʒɪ], [mɔːfˈɒləd‍ʒɪ]

Definitions of morphology:

  1.   the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  2.   That branch of science which deals with the form and structure of plants and animals.
  3.   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.
  4.   Anatomy; science relating to organic structures.
  5.   The science of the form and structure of plants or animals, as distinct from consideration of the functions.
  6.   studies of the rules for forming admissible words
  7.   the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
  8.   The science which treats of the external configuration or the structure of animals and plants.
  9.   The science of the forms assumed by plants and animals.
  10.   That department of botany which treats of the forms that the different organs of plants assume, and the laws that regulate their metamorphoses; also applied to animals in same sense.
  11.   That department of science which treats of forms in organisms.
  12.   the admissible arrangement of sounds in words

Quotes for morphology:

  1. I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization. – Frantz Fanon
  2. The independent role of morphology in mate choice is revealed by the rare instances where the usual association between song and morphology is disrupted. – Peter R. Grant
  3. We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life. – Theophrastus

Usage examples for morphology:

  1. But in all this work it was the morphology of the creatures that interested him, and the light which their structure threw upon the structure of each other and of their nearest allies. ” – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  2. After that- morphology or some other of your light topics. ” – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  3. Vertebrate Zoology - mainly a course in comparative morphology which gives no field knowledge of California vertebrates, the most essential thing for the high school teacher. ” – Adequate Preparation for the Teacher of Biological Sciences in Secondary Schools by James Daley McDonald
  4. Twice a week Karl Schimper lectures to us on the morphology of plants; a very interesting course on a subject but little known. ” – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  5. On the contrary, every beginner in the study of animal morphology is aware that the organisation of a bat, of a bird, or of a pterodactyle presupposes that of a terrestrial quadruped; and that it is intelligible only as an extreme modification of the organisation of a terrestrial mammal or reptile. ” – The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature Essay #4 from "Science and Hebrew Tradition" by Thomas Henry Huxley
  6. An Introduction to the Systematic Zoology and Morphology of Vertebrate Animals. ” – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  7. 255- 356, plates 1- 38. December, 1916 1. 00 Vol. 16. 1. An Outline of the Morphology and Life History of Crithidia leptocoridis, sp, nov. ” – The Subspecies of the Mountain Chickadee Vol. 17, No. 17, pp. 505-515 by Joseph Grinnell
  8. “ A friend who possessed extensive botanical knowledge, once remarked to me that, had I known as much about the details of plant- structure as botanists do, I never should have reached those generalisations concerning plant- morphology which I had reached. ” – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  9. In fact, on the contrary, the attachment of the dorsal fin is continued forward where it is required for its mechanical function, regardless entirely of the morphology of the head. ” – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  10. “ A better illustration of the way in which organs adapt themselves to their conditions, and of the meaning of morphology could hardly be found. ” – Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf by Jane H. Newell
  11. The word anatomy, however, is usually employed instead of morphology – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  12. “ I mean, that the source of pleasure is exactly the same as in most of my problems in morphology that you have the theme in one of the old master's works followed out in all its endless variations, always appearing and always reminding you of unity in variety. ” – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  13. We are dealing with a question of morphology rather than of physiology. ” – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  14. Morphology of the Lepidoptera. ” – The Life-Story of Insects by Geo. H. Carpenter
  15. This goes further than science, which includes mathematics; not only are there thousands of schools for engineers, but the universities are developing on morphology psychology, applied philosophy, history, law, constitutional practice, etc. ” – A Novelist on Novels by W. L. George
  16. The close resemblances in size and morphology between the M1- 2 of Princeton no. ” – Records of the Fossil Mammal Sinclairella, Family Apatemyidae, From the Chadronian and Orellan by William A. Clemens
  17. “ For my part I have, with all respect for the distinguished Darwinian, contested the theory from the first, because its whole foundation seems to me erroneous, and its deductions do not seem to be in accord with the main facts of comparative morphology and physiology. ” – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  18. Brain morphology had given him fame, honor, and worldly emoluments. ” – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley

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