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

allomorphic

play \ˌa-lə-ˈmȯr-fik\ adjective

allomorphism

play \ˈa-lə-ˌmȯr-ˌfi-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of allomorph

allo- + morpheme


Medical Dictionary

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

allomorphic

play \ˌal-ə-ˈmȯr-fik\ adjective

allomorphism

play \ˈal-ə-ˌmȯr-ˌfiz-əm\ noun

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