Meaning of MORPH in English

I. ˈmȯ(ə)rf, ˈmȯ(ə)f noun

( -s )

Etymology: back-formation from morpheme

1. : allomorph II

2. : a phoneme or sequence of phonemes that is presumably an allomorph but that is not considered as assigned to any particular morpheme

the slep- slep of slept is considered a morph by a linguist analyzing English who has not yet encountered the sleep slēp of sleep well

— compare allomorph , morpheme II 2

II. abbreviation

morphological; morphology

I. ˈmȯ(ə)rf, ˈmȯ(ə)f noun

( -s )

Etymology: Greek morphē form — more at form

1. : 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

2. : a phenotypic variant of a species

II. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: short for metamorphose

intransitive verb

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

2. : to undergo transformation

transitive verb

: to change the form or character of : transform

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.