Definitions of morphology

  1. the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
  2. the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  3. the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
  4. 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.
  5. That branch of science which deals with the form and structure of plants and animals.
  6. The science of the forms assumed by plants and animals.
  7. That department of science which treats of forms in organisms.
  8. 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.
  9. The science of the form and structure of plants or animals, as distinct from consideration of the functions.
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