Promorphology
Promorphology Pro`mor*phol"o*gy, n. [Pref. pro- + morphology.] (Biol.) Crystallography of organic forms; -- a division of morphology created by Haeckel. It is essentially stereometric, and relates to a mathematical conception of organic forms. See {Tectology}. [1913 Webster]

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  • promorphology — pro·morphology …   English syllables

  • promorphology — |prō+ noun Etymology: German promorphologie, from pro pro (I) + morphologie morphology : the study of the organization of the egg especially with reference to localization of subsequently developed embryonic structures …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homopolic — Ho mo*pol ic, a. [Homo + pole.] (Biol.) In promorphology, pertaining to or exhibiting that kind of organic form, in which the stereometric ground form is a pyramid, with similar poles. See {Promorphology}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homaxonial — Hom ax*o ni*al, a. [Homo + Gr. ? an axle, axis.] (Biol.) Relating to that kind of homology or symmetry, the mathematical conception of organic form, in which all axes are equal. See under {Promorphology}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homomorphy — Ho mo*mor phy, n. [Homo + Gr. morfh form.] (Biol.) Similarity of form; resemblance in external characters, while widely different in fundamental structure; resemblance in geometric ground form. See {Homophyly}, {Promorphology}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Morphology — Mor*phol o*gy, n. [Gr. morfh form + logy: cf. F. morphologie.] 1. (Biol.) That branch of biology which deals with the structure of animals and plants, treating of the forms of organs and describing their varieties, homologies, and metamorphoses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Promorphological — Pro*mor pho*log ic*al, a. (Biol.) Relating to promorphology; as, a promorphological conception. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Promorphologist — Pro mor*phol o*gist, n. (Biol.) One versed in the science of promorphology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tectology — Tec*tol o*gy, n. [Gr. ? a carpenter + logy.] (Biol.) A division of morphology created by Haeckel; the science of organic individuality constituting the purely structural portion of morphology, in which the organism is regarded as composed of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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