Definition of morphism in English:

morphism

noun

Biology
  • 1The state or condition of being a morph; variance of form in an animal or plant species; polymorphism.

  • 2Mathematics. Any of a class of elements in a category which are associated with pairs of that category's objects, and which may be combined associatively under the operation of composition specified for that category.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Julian Huxley (1887–1975), zoologist and philosopher. From ancient Greek μορϕή form + -ism.

Pronunciation

morphism

/ˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/