morphology


mor·phol·o·gy

noun \mr-ˈfäl-ə-jē\
plural mor·phol·o·gies

Definition of MORPHOLOGY

1
: a branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of animals and plants especially with respect to the forms, relations, metamorphoses, and phylogenetic development of organs apart from their functions—see anatomy 1; compare physiology 1
2
: the form and structure of an organism or any of its parts

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