morphology

[m_ɔː_f_ˈɒ_l_ə_dʒ_ɪ], [mɔːfˈɒləd͡ʒɪ], [mɔːfˈɒləd‍ʒɪ]

Definitions of morphology:

  1.   The science of the forms assumed by plants and animals. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   That department of science which treats of forms in organisms. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   That branch of science which deals with the form and structure of plants and animals. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   The science of the form and structure of plants or animals, as distinct from consideration of the functions. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  5.   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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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. The word anatomy, however, is usually employed instead of morphology – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  3. 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
  4. “ 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
  5. We are dealing with a question of morphology rather than of physiology. ” – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  6. An Introduction to the Systematic Zoology and Morphology of Vertebrate Animals. ” – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. “ 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

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