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Ancient Greek μορφῶν (morphôn), present participle of the verb μορφάω (morpháō, form).


morphon (plural morphons)

  1. (biology) A morphological individual, characterized by definiteness of form, according to Ernst Haeckel.
  2. (linguistics) A unit of morphology.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for morphon in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)