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morphology (n.)

1824 in biology, "science of the outer form and inner structure of animals and plants," from German Morphologie (1817); see morpho- "shape" + -logy "study of." By 1869 in philology, "science of structure or forms in language." General sense of "shape, form, external structure or arrangement" is by 1890. Related: Morphological; morphologist. Related: Morphologist.

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Definitions of morphology from WordNet

morphology (n.)
the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants;
morphology (n.)
studies of the rules for forming admissible words;
morphology (n.)
the admissible arrangement of sounds in words;
Synonyms: sound structure / syllable structure / word structure
morphology (n.)
the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms;
Synonyms: geomorphology
From wordnet.princeton.edu