morphosis

1 of 2

noun

mor·​pho·​sis
mȯ(r)ˈfōsə̇s
plural morphoses
-ōˌsēz
1
: the mode of development of an organism or one of its parts
2
: a nonadaptive structural modification

-morphosis

2 of 2

noun combining form

-mor·​pho·​sis
ˈmȯ(r)fəsə̇sometimes ˌmȯ(r)ˈfōsə̇s
plural -morphoses
ˈ⸗fəˌsēz,
ˌ⸗ˈfōˌsēz
1
: development or change of form of a (specified) thing
cytomorphosis
2
: development or change of form in a (specified) manner
heteromorphosis

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Noun combining form

Latin, from Greek -morphōsis, from morphōsis

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“Morphosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morphosis. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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