Origin of morpho-morph(eme) + -o-
Any of various large nymphalid butterflies of the genus Morpho of tropical regions of the Americas, noted for the brilliant iridescent blue color of their wings.
Origin of morphoNew Latin Morphō, genus name, from Greek, epithet of Aphrodite, perhaps from morphē, shape, form.
- Form; shape; structure: morphogenesis.
- Morpheme: morphophonemics.
Origin of morpho-Greek, from morphē, shape.
From the genus name, from Ancient Greek μορφώ (morphō, “the Shapely One”) (a name of Aphrodite).