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morphew

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mediæval Latin morphea, perhaps from Ancient Greek μορφή (morphḗ, form, shape).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

morphew (plural morphews)

  1. a blemish or mark on the skin
  2. blisters caused by scurvy
    • 1985: ‘Even the pox is afraid to touch thy morphewed carcase.’ — John Fowles, A Maggot