Origin of morpho
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Origin of morpho-
WORDS THAT USE MORPHO-
What does morpho- mean?
Morpho– comes from Greek morphḗ, meaning “form.”
What are variants of morpho-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, morpho– becomes morph–, as in morphactin. Additional related combining forms include –morphic, –morphism, and –morphous. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles on all four combining forms.
Examples of morpho-
A scientific term that uses the form morpho– is morphology, “the branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of organisms.”
We know morpho– means “form,” while the –logy portion of the word refers to “science” or “body of knowledge,” from Greek logía. Morphology literally translates to “science of forms.”
What are some words that use the combining form morpho-?
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How to use morpho in a sentence
Helicons came, and once a morpho, the latter a great rarity away from the interior of the woods.
It was in the woods at the Caracoles that I first saw the great morpho butterfly at home.
In this upper story was an image of Aphrodite Morpho fettered—a silly thing he thought it to fetter a cedar-wood doll.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
The largest specimens of Morpho Cisseis measure seven inches and a half in expanse.
In the broad alleys of the forest, several species of Morpho were common.