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a combining form meaning “form, structure,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, morph-.
Origin of morpho-
< Greek, combining form of morphḗ Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for morpho-


combining form
indicating form or structure: morphology
morpheme: morphophonemics
Word Origin
from Greek morphē form, shape
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Word Origin and History for morpho-

before vowels morph-, word-forming element meaning "form, shape," from comb. form of Greek morphe "form, shape; beauty, outward appearance" (see Morpheus).

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morpho- in Medicine

morpho- or morph-
Form; shape; structure: morphogenesis.

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