morphosis

morphosis
morphotic /mawr fot"ik/, adj.
/mawr foh"sis/, n., pl. morphoses /-seez/. Biol.
the sequence or manner of development or change in an organism or any of its parts.
[1665-75; < NL < Gk mórphosis, equiv. to morph(oûn) to shape + -osis -OSIS]

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