The Collaborative International Dictionary
Morphon \Mor"phon\, n. [Gr. ?, p. pr. of ? to form.] (Biol.) A morphological individual, characterized by definiteness of form, in distinction from bion, a physiological individual. See Tectology. --Haeckel. Note: Of morphons there are six orders or categories:
Plastids or elementary organisms.
Organs, homoplastic or heteroplastic.
Antimeres (opposite or symmetrical or homotypic parts).
Metameres (successive or homodynamous parts).
Person[ae] (shoots or buds of plants, individuals in the narrowest sense among the higher animals).
Corms (stocks or colonies). For orders 2, 3, and 4 the term idorgan has been recently substituted. See Idorgan.
n. (context biology English) A morphological individual, characterized by definiteness of form, according to (w: Ernst Haeckel).
Usage examples of "morphon".
Pitt had not inflated his buoyancy compensator to obtain neutral buoyancy with the heavy twenty-pound Morphon drill.