Morphism see polymorphism

morphogenesis n. [Gr. morphe, form; genesis, beginning] The development of the characteristic form and structure of a cell or an organism.

morphology n. [Gr. morphe, form; logos, discourse] The science of structural characteristics, particularly those on the surface of the body. morphological a.

morphometrics n. [Gr. morphe, form; metron, measurement] Body measurements.

morphometry n. [Gr. morphe, form; metron, measurement] Measurement of external form.

morphopathology n. [Gr. morphe, form; pathos, suffering; logos, discourse] The branch of pathology dealing with the morbid changes occurring in the structure of tissues, cells and organs.

morphosis n. [Gr. morphosis, a shaping] Nonadaptive and unstable variation in an individual's morphogenesis associated with environmental changes.

morphospecies n.pl. [Gr. morphe, form; L. species, kind] A typological species based on morphological differences. see phenon.

morphotype n. [Gr. morphe, form; L. typos, type] The type specimen of one of the forms of a dimorphic species.

morula n. [L. dim. morus, mulberry] In embryology, consisting of a cluster of cleaving blastomeres; stage preceding blastula.

morular cell (BRYO) A cell filled with refringent spheres in the peritoneal membrane and funicular strand.

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