- 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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“The mosasaurs were still experimenting with new ways of feeding, new morphologies, new lifestyles just before that asteroid came down,” Longrich says.This ancient sea reptile had a slicing bite like no other|Jake Buehler|February 2, 2021|Science News
The morphology of the canine was so similar to a mega-size gray wolf that nobody thought to argue with what seemed like a sure thing.Dire wolves are actually ice age mega-foxes|Sara Kiley Watson|January 21, 2021|Popular-Science
Still, structure and function go hand-in-hand in biology, so it’s reasonable to expect one day neuroscientists will know how specific neuronal morphologies contribute to activity profiles.An Existential Crisis in Neuroscience - Issue 94: Evolving|Grigori Guitchounts|December 30, 2020|Nautilus
In one, rapid diversification in some aspect of body morphology produces a burst of new species at first, and then speciation slows as the available niches fill up.New Fish Data Reveal How Evolutionary Bursts Create Species|Elena Renken|December 1, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Keefe recently published a paper in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society on the morphology of 89 species of frogs from every continent except Antarctica.These buff frogs never skip arm day|Sara Kiley Watson|September 25, 2020|Popular-Science
Recognition of the pneumococcus depends upon its morphology, the fact that it is Gram-staining, and the presence of a capsule.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Functional morphology of three bats: Sumops, Myotis, Macrotus.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala|William E. Duellman
Their influence reaches far beyond the proper sphere of phonetics and invades that of morphology, as we shall see.Language|Edward Sapir
Although it is as an anatomist that Nehemiah Grew is best known, his grasp of external morphology is perhaps even more remarkable.
We must recollect that the comparative morphology of the ovule (in the wide sense) was not attempted.
British Dictionary definitions for morphology
Derived forms of morphologymorphologic (ˌmɔːfəˈlɒdʒɪk) or morphological, adjectivemorphologically, adverbmorphologist, noun
Scientific definitions for morphology
Cultural definitions for morphology
The study of the structure of living things. (Compare anatomy and physiology.)