Like Lamarck, Charles Darwin was, neither by inclination nor by training, a morphologist.
The apparently diverging teachings of the Teleologist and of the morphologist are reconciled by the Darwinian hypothesis.
One has constantly to remember in dealing with Geoffroy's theories that he was not an evolutionist, but purely a morphologist.
Geoffroy was primarily a morphologist and a seeker after the unity hidden under the diversity of organic form.
But it is significant that it was a morphologist and not a physiologist that did the first spade-work.
In the ever greater and greater specialising of science which has taken place, Huxley was chiefly a morphologist.
The morphologist describes, classifies, generalises; he does not seek for causes.
morphology mor·phol·o·gy (môr-fŏl'ə-jē)
The branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of organisms without consideration of function.
The form and structure of an organism or one of its parts.
The size, shape, and structure of an organism or one of its parts. Biologists usually describe the morphology of an organism separately from its physiology. In traditional systems of taxonomy, classifications were based on the morphological characteristics of organisms. However, a method of classification based purely on morphology runs the risk of grouping together organisms that are actually relatively unrelated but have evolved similar features. In more modern systems of taxonomy, the genetic similarity of organisms, studied through the methods of molecular biology, is considered in addition to morphology when establishing taxa.