morphophonemics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
mor·​pho·​pho·​ne·​mics | \ ˌmȯr-fō-fə-ˈnē-miks How to pronounce morphophonemics (audio) \

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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“Morphophonemics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morphophonemics. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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