- a combining form meaning “form, structure,” used in the formation of compound words: morphology.
Also especially before a vowel, morph-.
Origin of morpho-
< Greek, combining form of morphḗ
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before a vowel morph-
- indicating form or structuremorphology
Word Origin for morpho-
from Greek morphē form, shape
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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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- Form; shape; structure:morphogenesis.
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