- the patterns of word formation in a particular language, including inflection, derivation, and composition.
- the study and description of such patterns.
- the study of the behavior and combination of morphemes.
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Example sentences from the Web for morphologist
The apparently diverging teachings of the Teleologist and of the Morphologist are reconciled by the Darwinian hypothesis.Criticisms on "The Origin of Species"|Thomas H. Huxley
The morphologist describes, classifies, generalises; he does not seek for causes.
In the ever greater and greater specialising of science which has taken place, Huxley was chiefly a morphologist.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury
Geoffroy was primarily a morphologist and a seeker after the unity hidden under the diversity of organic form.
But it is significant that it was a morphologist and not a physiologist that did the first spade-work.