lexeme

noun
lex·eme | \ ˈlek-ˌsēm \

Definition of lexeme 

: a meaningful linguistic unit that is an item in the vocabulary of a language

Other words from lexeme

lexemic \lek-ˈsē-mik \ adjective

First Known Use of lexeme

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lexeme

Greek lexis word, speech + English -eme — more at lexicon

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