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allomorph

[al-uh-mawrf] /ˈæl əˌmɔrf/
noun
1.
any of two or more different forms of the same chemical compound.
2.
Linguistics. one of the alternate contextually determined phonological shapes of a morpheme, as en in oxen, which is an allomorph of the English plural morpheme.
Compare morph.
3.
Mineralogy, paramorph.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; allo- + -morph
Related forms
allomorphic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for allomorph

allomorph

/ˈæləˌmɔːf/
noun
1.
(linguistics) any of the phonological representations of a single morpheme. For example, the final (s) and (z) sounds of bets and beds are allomorphs of the English noun-plural morpheme
2.
any of two or more different crystalline forms of a chemical compound, such as a mineral
Derived Forms
allomorphic, adjective
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