morphosis

noun mor·pho·sis \ mȯ(r)ˈfōsə̇s \

Definition of morphosis

plural morphoses \-ōˌsēz\
1 :the mode of development of an organism or one of its parts
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 :development or change of form of a (specified) thing
  • cytomorphosis
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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