allomorph

noun
al·lo·morph | \ˈal-ə-ˌmȯrf \

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

Other Words from allomorph

allomorphic \ˌa-lə-ˈmȯr-fik \ adjective
allomorphism \ˈa-lə-ˌmȯr-ˌfi-zəm \ noun

First Known Use of allomorph

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allomorph

allo- + morpheme

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allomorph

noun
al·lo·morph | \ˈal-ə-ˌmȯrf \

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

Other Words from allomorph

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

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