I. noun Etymology: back-formation from morpheme Date: 1947 1. a. allomorph b. a distinctive collocation of phones (as a portmanteau form) that serves as the realization of more than one morpheme in a context (as the French du for the sequence of de and le) 2. a. 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 b. a phenotypic variant of a species II. verb Etymology: short for metamorphose Date: 1985 intransitive verb to undergo transformation; especially to undergo transformation from an image of one object into that of another especially by means of computer-generated animation transitive verb to change the form or character of ; transform III. abbreviation morphology

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  • morph — (m[^o]rf), v. i. & t. To transform smoothly in imperceptible steps from one image to another, on a computer screen. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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