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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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In another experiment, the researchers showed that training did not help participants to detect morphs presented onscreen, and detection rates remained around the chance level.
Construction of computer-animated courtship displays.--Face-on computer-animated stimuli (CAS): Face-on CAS were constructed by digitizing raw video footage of courting males of T and G morphs in phase I courtship display (see Clark & Uetz 1990, 1992, 1993 for details on constructing and appropriately sizing video stimuli).
These sounds, a car alarm (SoundJay.com) or a loud buzzer (SoundBible.com), were chosen because actual predator calls used in the other trials might have elicited a ceiling effect, masking real differences between morphs in terms of their boldness.
cordata were visited by several species of hymenopterans, butterflies, flies and birds (Wolfe & Barrett 1988) whose preferences in collecting pollen or feeding on nectar among the floral morphs differed (Wolfe & Barrett 1987, 1989; Harder & Barrett 1993; Orth & Waddington 1997), even though the amount of nectar produced did not differ between morphs (Wolfe & Barrett 1987).
Under the hypothesis of background matching by morphs, we expected to find different predation rates under a variety of pattern-background combinations.
Table 1 summarizes the mean body dimensions and morphometric ratios for the two wing morphs after those individuals that had an E/C ratio smaller than the above criteria were categorized as short-winged morphs.
Named after the little clay TV friend of the late Tony Hart, the Morphs, when off-duty, are a group of teenage boys allied to Northumberland Youth Service and Doxford Youth Project in Seaton Delaval, where Emma Rudd, of the youth service, works with them at Astley Community High School.
Summary: A flash mob of tiny Morph figures has been held to honour TV artist Tony Hart who died earlier this year.
Each one was formed in the shape of children's television favourite Morph.
MORPH TRIBE: The Morphs outside the Tate Modern, and below, their creator the artist Tony Hart
So for example in the 'link' section you click on 'link' which morphs slowly into 'greg lynn form' and when you click on that you get back to the home page.