morphology Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  2. noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words
  3. noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    sound structure; word structure; syllable structure.
  4. noun the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms


Mor*phol"o*gy noun
Gr. form + -logy: cf. F. morphologie.
  1. (Biol.) That branch of biology which deals with the structure of animals and plants, treating of the forms of organs and describing their varieties, homologies, and metamorphoses. See Tectology, and Promorphology.

Webster 1913