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morph

(môrf)
n.
One of various distinct forms of a species (such as color variant) or of an organism during different parts of its life cycle.

morphine

An opium alkaloid with potent analgesic effect that owes its narcotic properties to its unique aromatic ring structure.
 
Clinical findings
Euphoria, respiratory depression, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, decreased GI motility, increased risk of addiction.

Route
Parenteral, oral.
 
Effects
Blocks pain signals to brain and spinal cord.
 
Uses
Relieves severe acute and chronic pain; facilitates induction of anaesthesia.

morph

any individual variant that constitutes a form of a polymorphic species.
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Color polymorphism is often referred to as being "independent" of sex, age, and season, meaning that all morphs occur in both sexes and morph type does not change with age or time of year.
Although the honey bees were more active than flies, the 2 insects preferred the S inflorescences as a food resource, as demonstrated by more feeding events on this morph ([[chi square].
Nearly 200 Morphs drew an even larger crowd of human onlookers at the Tate Modern gallery on London's South Bank.
Morph and Chaz appear in five photographs in Esquire, on sale on February 5.
The only problem, though, as Safire pointed out, is that morph is derived from the wrong half of the word.
They will automatically adjust and/or reconfigure themselves according to their immediate system needs and be able to virtually morph (growing and contracting at will) to meet almost all on-demand needs, all with either pre-designed human involvement (decision making points, particularly when you are just starting your deployment) or eventually without any human intervention at all.
But when did some musical quietly morph into a dansical?
The morph requires no user interaction, is inexpensive, uses dynamic vertex correspondence, and follows nonlinear vertex paths.
The software makes it very easy to add animation to images through morph movies and warp photos.
For even as one registers how the meaning of a glance changes when the husband and wife who swap it morph seconds later into father and son, or mother and son, the stronger note is a mood of harmonious coidentity.
Using data from 1,186 antlers collected from moose harvested in southeastern Norway during 1950-1997, I tested the widely held hypothesis that the cervine morph has become the predominant antler type in Norway.
The five main characters have special powers which enable them to morph (transform) into animals.