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morpho

[mawr-foh] /ˈmɔr foʊ/
noun, plural morphos.
1.
any of various large, tropical American butterflies of the genus Morpho, having brilliant blue, iridescent wings with an underside of brown or gray and eyelike spots.
Also called morpho butterfly.

morpho-

1.
a combining form meaning “form, structure,” used in the formation of compound words:
morphology.
Also, especially before a vowel, morph-.
Origin
< Greek, combining form of morphḗ
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  • The iridescent azure gleam of the morpho butterfly results from a related form of optical engineering.
British Dictionary definitions for morpho

morpho-

combining form
1.
indicating form or structure: morphology
2.
morpheme: morphophonemics
Word Origin
from Greek morphē form, shape
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Word Origin and History for morpho

morpho-

before vowels morph-, word-forming element meaning "form, shape," from comb. form of Greek morphe "form, shape; beauty, outward appearance" (see Morpheus).

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morpho in Medicine

morpho- or morph-
pref.
Form; shape; structure: morphogenesis.

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