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Wednesday 16 March 2016


Definition: Morphology is the study of shapes, and largerly of what can be seen. It is the study of appearance, as cellular appearance , tissular appearance or tumoral appearance.

In biology and medicine, it is the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features.

In pathology, it is the visual study of the anomalies caused by diseases, called morphological anomalies. They can be seen at the naked eye - macroscopy ( macroscopical anomalies ) or by microscopy ( microscopical anomalies ).

For normal anatomical structures

- anatomy
- histology - microscopy
- medical morphology

  • human anatomy
  • human histology

In pathology

- mophological pathology

  • study and description of macroscopical anomalies
  • study and description of microscopical anomalies

See also

- morphological anomalies / morphological signs
- forms
- appearance