morphosis

morphosis

[mawr-foh-sis]
noun, plural morphoses [mawr-foh-seez] . Biology.
the sequence or manner of development or change in an organism or any of its parts.

Origin:
1665–75; < Neo-Latin < Greek mórphōsis, equivalent to morph(oûn) to shape + -ōsis -osis

morphotic [mawr-fot-ik] , adjective
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morphosis (mɔːˈfəʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
biology development in an organism or its parts characterized by structural change
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from morphoun to form, from morphē form]
 
morphotic
 
adj

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morphosis mor·pho·sis (môr-fō'sĭs)
n. pl. mor·pho·ses (-sēz)
The manner in which an organism or any of its parts changes form or undergoes development.

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