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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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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