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



    BrE BrE//mɔːˈfɒlədʒi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɔːrˈfɑːlədʒi//
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  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 Originmid 19th cent.: from Greek morphē ‘form’ + -logy (see -ology).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: morphology