mor·pho·pho·ne·mics | \ ˌmȯr-fō-fə-ˈnē-miks \

Definition of morphophonemics 

1 : a study of the phonemic differences between allomorphs of the same morpheme

2 : the distribution of allomorphs in one morpheme

3 : the structure of a language in terms of morphophonemics

First Known Use of morphophonemics

1938, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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