noun, plural morphos.
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. Unabridged


a combining form meaning “form, structure,” used in the formation of compound words: morphology.
Also, especially before a vowel, morph-.

< Greek, combining form of morphḗ Unabridged
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morpho- or (before a vowel) morph-
combining form
1.  indicating form or structure: morphology
2.  morpheme: morphophonemics
[from Greek morphē form, shape]
morph- or (before a vowel) morph-
combining form
[from Greek morphē form, shape]

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

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Example sentences
The iridescent azure gleam of the morpho butterfly results from a related form of optical engineering.
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