Vocab morph/peri

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amorphous

having no definite form; shapeless; unorganized

anthropomorphic

attributing human form or characteristics to beings not human, especially gods

dimorphous

occurring under two distinct forms

endomorphic

having a form deriving largely from the embryo's inner layer; having a heavy body build

heteromorphic

exhibiting diversity of form

metamorphosis

change of form

monomorphic

having a single form

morphology

1. branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of animals and plants
2. form and structure of an organism or any of its parts

pericardium

membranous sac enclosing the heart

perigee

nearest point to the earth in the orbit of a heavenly body

perihelion

nearest point to the sun in the orbit of a heavenly body

perimeter

whole outer boundary or measurement of a surface or figure

periodontics

branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the bone and gum tissues supporting the teeth

peripatetic

traveling about; itinerant

peripheral

1. on the periphery; outside or away from the central part, as in peripheral vision
2. only slightly connected with what is essential; merely incidental

periphrastic

expressed in a roundabout way; circumlocutory

periscope

instrument permitting those in a submarine view of the surface

peristalsis

wavelike contraction of the walls of the intestines, which propels contents onward

peristyle

1. row of columns around a building or court
2. the space so enclosed

peritonitis

inflammation of the peritoneum

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