morpho- definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: morph(eme) plush -o-
morpho- definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mor·phos
Any of various large, brightly colored butterflies of the genus Morpho, found in tropical parts of Central and South America and including especially M. menelaus and M. rhetenor. These butterflies are noted for the brilliant iridescent blue color of their wings.
Origin: New Latin Morphō, genus name, from Greek, epithet of Aphrodite, perhaps from morphē, shape, form.
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- Form; shape; structure: morphogenesis.
- Morpheme: morphophonemics.
Origin: Greek, from morphē, shape.
morpho- - Medical Definition
Form; shape; structure: morphogenesis.