noun plural combining form -mor·phae \ˈmȯrˌfē, ˈmȯ(ə)ˌ-\

Definition of -morphae

  1. :  ones having (such) a form —in names of zoological taxa, especially of birds, larger than a genus Psittacomorphae

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Origin and Etymology of -morphae

New Latin, from feminine plural of -morphus -morphous

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a brief usually trivial fact

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