Etymology
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morph

as a noun, in biology, "genetic variant of an animal," 1955; as a verb, in cinematic special effects, c. 1987, short for metamorphosis. Related: Morphed; morphing. Earlier it was a slang shortening of morphine (1912).

updated on February 23, 2019

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Definitions of morph from WordNet

morph (v.)
cause to change shape in a computer animation;
The computer programmer morphed the image
morph (v.)
change shape as via computer animation;
In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther
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