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allomorph

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noun al·lo·morph \ˈal-ə-ˌmȯrf\

Definition of allomorph

  1. :  one of a set of forms that a morpheme may take in different contexts <the -s of cats, the -en of oxen, and the zero suffix of sheep are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme>

allomorphicplay \ˌa-lə-ˈmȯr-fik\ adjective
allomorphismplay \ˈa-lə-ˌmȯr-ˌfi-zəm\ noun


Origin of allomorph

allo- + morpheme


First Known Use: 1945


Medical Dictionary

allomorph

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noun al·lo·morph \ˈal-ə-ˌmȯrf\

Medical Definition of allomorph

  1. 1:  any of two or more distinct crystalline forms of the same substance

  2. 2:  a pseudomorph that has undergone change or substitution of material

allomorphic \ˌal-ə-ˈmȯr-fik\play adjective
allomorphism \ˈal-ə-ˌmȯr-ˌfiz-əm\play noun



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