morpho-, morph-, -morphous, -morphically, -morphia, -morphosis, -morphously, -morphy, -morphic, -morphism
(Greek: shape, form, figure, appearance)
Origins of morpho- words
The Roman god of sleep is Somnus; so, when we are sleepy, we are "somnolent". Sleep walking is "somnambulism" which in Latin means exactly the same thing; that is, "sleepwalking".
The son of Somnus is Morpheus, the god of dreams, indicating that sleep gives birth to dreams. Morpheus goes back through Latin to the Greek word for "form" or "shape" because dreams are forms and shapes developed in the mind while sleeping.
2. In cytomorphology, variation in the size and shape of cells or nuclei.
3. In chemistry, crystallization of a compound in at least two distinct forms.
4. In biology, the occurrence of different forms, stages, or types in individual organisms or in organisms of the same species, independent of gender variations.
5. In zoology, the characteristics of assuming or passing through several forms, as an animal exhibiting seasonal changes in coloration.
6. In mineralogy, the occurrence in a mineral of two or more distinct crystal forms of identical chemical composition.
2. In biology, the morphology of organic forms with reference to mathematical figures or to a few fundamental types of structure.
The mathematical conception or geometrical treatment of organic forms.
2. A mineral that has the crystalline form of another mineral rather than the form normally characteristic of its own composition.
2. A descriptive term referring to a deceptive or an irregular form.
2. Conversion into a false or deceptive form; by transformation, or forced into an abnormal formation.
A return to an earlier or embryonic stage.2. A change for the worse.
2. A branched strand of fungus that looks like a root.
3. A dense mass of any of the threadlike filaments forming a root-like structure characteristic of many fungi.