Definition of Morpho

1. n. Any one of numerous species of large, handsome, tropical American butterflies, of the genus Morpho. They are noted for the very brilliant metallic luster and bright colors (often blue) of the upper surface of the wings. The lower surface is usually brown or gray, with eyelike spots.



Definition of Morpho

1. a tropical butterfly [n -PHOS]

Medical Definition of Morpho

1. 1. Any one of numerous species of large, handsome, tropical American butterflies, of the genus Morpho. They are noted for the very brilliant metallic luster and bright colours (often blue) of the upper surface of the wings. The lower surface is usually brown or gray, with eyelike spots. Origin: NL, fr. Gr, an epithet of Venus. 2. Meaning form, shape, structure. Origin: G. Morphe Source: Websters Dictionary (21 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Morpho

morphinelike
morphines
morphing
morphings
morphinic
morphinism
morphinisms
morphinomane
morphinomanes
morphinomania
morphinomimetic
morphinone reductase
morphins
morphism
morphisms
morpho (current term)
morpho-
morpho-syntax
morphoanatomy
morphoclimatic
morphodite
morphodites
morphodynamic
morphodynamics
morphogen
morphogene
morphogenes
morphogeneses
morphogenesis
morphogenetic

Literary usage of Morpho

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1. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1896)
"The long-winged species of morpho have a very lofty sailing flight, which renders ... GENUS morpho. morpho, Fabricius in Illiger, Mag. Insekt., vi., p. ..."

2. A Dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1900)
"morpho'LOGY (uop<M. f°nn, ... the stamen from the petal, the carpel from the leaf, and the ovule from the leaf-bud. morpho'LYSIS (pop**, form, Au«, ..."

3. The Microscope: And Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1856)
"Among the most beautiful of all these scales, both for color and for regularity of marking, are those of the butterfly termed morpho ..."

4. Geological Disasters in the Philippines: July ‘90 Earthquake & June ‘91 by Giovanni Rantucci (1995)
"3.2 morpho-tectonic Units of Central and Northern Luzon The Middle Miocene ... Six morpho-tectonic units can be recognized on the mid-northern part of the ..."

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