Meaning of MORPH in English

I. ˈmȯrf noun

Etymology: back-formation from morpheme

Date: 1947


a. : allomorph

b. : a distinctive collocation of phones (as a portmanteau form) that serves as the realization of more than one morpheme in a context (as the French du for the sequence of de and le )


a. : a local population of a species that consists of interbreeding organisms and is distinguishable from other populations by morphology or behavior though capable of interbreeding with them

b. : a phenotypic variant of a species

II. verb

Etymology: short for metamorphose

Date: 1985

intransitive verb

: to undergo transformation ; especially : to undergo transformation from an image of one object into that of another especially by means of computer-generated animation

transitive verb

: to change the form or character of : transform

III. abbreviation


Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.