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- adj. Of, or pertaining to, morphology
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to morphology; of the character of morphology.
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- adj. pertaining to geological structure
- adj. relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language
- adj. relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals
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Groups of these morphological elements formed _morphological divisions_, such as the vertebral segments of the head with their highly developed neural arches, or the segments of the neck with their undeveloped hæmal arches.
The various meanings given to the term morphological makes another difficulty.
"Tawa is a very good example of a fossil that fills in what we call a morphological gap," says Nesbitt, referring to a gap in knowledge about how morphology, or body structures, changed over time, a result of the incomplete nature of the fossil record.
There is evidence that increased oxygen level led to the radiation of larger organisms, with the attendant increase in morphological complexity.
These can produce big results, and I think are likely crucial in morphological evolution in addition to structural changes (even if it turns out that the latter is more important), especially when change is occurring rapidly or among reasonably closely related forms that share a body plan that is modified in various ways.
This has some interesting implications not only with respect to long-term morphological stasis, but also with respect to long-term stasis of an ecology as represented by the Burgess Shale type fauna.
I agree that certain morphological forms are to be expected because of the available range of habitats.
USFWS thinks it probably isn't, due to certain morphological characteristics.
Mosaics of convergences and noise in morphological phylogenies: what’s in a viverrid-like carnivoran?
One type of branching tree, called a morphological tree, is based on comparisons of skulls, jaws, skeletons, and other structures.