morphophoneme

noun
mor·​pho·​phoneme | \ ¦mȯ(r)fō+ \

Definition of morphophoneme

: a class of phonemes that belong to the same morpheme (as the \-s, -z, -ə̇z\ plural suffix of kits, kids, kisses; \f, v\ in knife, knives) also : an arbitrarily selected member of such a class as its representative in grammatical description (as the plural suffix -s or the f in \nīf\) group together into one morphophoneme the phonemes which replace each other in corresponding parts of the various members of a morpheme — Z. S. Harris

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History and Etymology for morphophoneme

morpho- (from morpheme) + phoneme

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“Morphophoneme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morphophoneme. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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