Definition of promorphology in US English:

promorphology

noun

Biology
  • 1The science of the fundamental morphology of organisms, which aims to describe in mathematical terms the stereometry and symmetries of organic forms; the features of organisms so studied. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2The physical organization of the ovum or very early embryo, considered as prefiguring the subsequent morphology of the embryo or of the mature organism.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Francis Bell (1855–1924). From pro- + morphology, originally after German Promorphologie.

Pronunciation

promorphology

/ˌprəʊmɔːˈfɒlədʒi/