Definition of morphoea in English:

morphoea

(also morphea)

noun

Medicine
  • Originally: = morphew. Now: specifically a form of scleroderma characterized by localized or circumscribed skin lesions; frequently with distinguishing word indicating the distribution or shape of lesions.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From post-classical Latin morphoea, morphea.

Pronunciation

morphoea

/mɔːˈfiːə/