morphosis

noun mor·pho·sis \mȯ(r)ˈfōsə̇s\

Definition of morphosis

plural

morphoses

\-ōˌsēz\
  1. 1 :  the mode of development of an organism or one of its parts

  2. 2 :  a nonadaptive structural modification

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Origin and Etymology of morphosis

New Latin, from Greek morphōsis action or process of forming, from morphoun to form, from morphē form


-morphosis

noun combining form -mor·pho·sis \ˈmȯ(r)fəsə̇sometimes ˌmȯ(r)ˈfōsə̇s\

Definition of -morphosis

plural

-morphoses

  1. 1 :  development or change of form of a (specified) thing cytomorphosis

  2. 2 :  development or change of form in a (specified) manner heteromorphosis

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Origin and Etymology of -morphosis

Latin, from Greek -morphōsis, from morphōsis


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