noun \ˈmrf\

Definition of MORPH

a :  allomorph
b :  a distinctive collocation of phones (as a portmanteau form) that serves as the realization of more than one morpheme in a context (as the French du for the sequence of de and le)
a :  a local population of a species that consists of interbreeding organisms and is distinguishable from other populations by morphology or behavior though capable of interbreeding with them
b :  a phenotypic variant of a species

Origin of MORPH

back-formation from morpheme
First Known Use: 1947

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

Rhymes with MORPH



of an image on a screen : to gradually change into a different image

: to change gradually and completely from one thing into another thing usually in a way that is surprising or that seems magical

Full Definition of MORPH

transitive verb
:  to change the form or character of :  transform
intransitive verb
:  to undergo transformation; especially :  to undergo transformation from an image of one object into that of another especially by means of computer-generated animation

Examples of MORPH

  1. The picture of a dog morphed into a picture of a cat.
  2. Using the new software, we morphed a picture of a dog into a picture of a cat.
  3. a quiet college student who has morphed into a glamorous actress
  4. He is trying to morph himself into a different person.

Origin of MORPH

short for metamorphose
First Known Use: 1982

Other Computer-Related Terms

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Definition of MORPH

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate


abbreviation    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MORPH



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