Andy-SPb

May 15, 2016

MORPHOLOGY

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MORPHOLOGY

MORPHOLOGY

[noun]

1. the branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of organisms.

2. the form and structure of an organism considered as a whole.

3. Linguistics: a) the patterns of word formation in a particular language, including inflection, derivation, and composition. b) the study and description of such patterns. c) the study of the behavior and combination of morphemes.

4. Physical Geography: geomorphology.

5. the form or structure of anything: to gain an insight into the morphology of our political system.

6. the study of the form or structure of anything.

Etymology: first formed in German Morphologie (1817), ultimately from Greek morphḗ, “form, structure” + Latin logia, from Greek logos, “word”.

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