allomorph


al·lo·morph

noun \ˈal-ə-ˌmrf\

Definition of ALLOMORPH

:  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>
al·lo·mor·phic \ˌa-lə-ˈmr-fik\ adjective
al·lo·mor·phism \ˈa-lə-ˌmr-ˌfi-zəm\ noun

Origin of ALLOMORPH

allo- + morpheme
First Known Use: 1945

al·lo·morph

noun \ˈal-ə-ˌmrf\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALLOMORPH

1
: any of two or more distinct crystalline forms of the same substance
2
: a pseudomorph that has undergone change or substitution of material
al·lo·mor·phic \ˌal-ə-ˈmr-fik\ adjective
al·lo·mor·phism \ˈal-ə-ˌmr-ˌfiz-əm\ noun

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