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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: morphe 'form' + English -ology

morphology

noun
     
Related topics: Biology, Linguistics
mor‧phol‧o‧gy plural morphologies technical
1 [uncountable]SL the study of the morphemes of a language and of the way in which they are joined together to make words [↪ syntax]
2 [uncountable]HB the scientific study of the form and structure of animals and plants
3 [uncountable and countable] the structure of an object or system or the way it was formed
morphological adjective:
the morphological features of cells
morphologically adverb

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