English

Definition of morphology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    morphology

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//mɔːˈfɒlədʒi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɔːrˈfɑːlədʒi//
     
    [uncountable]
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1 (biology) the form and structure of animals and plants, studied as a science
  2. 2 (linguistics) the forms of words, studied as a branch of linguistics compare grammar, syntax
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek morphē ‘form’ + -logy (see -ology).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: morphology