allomorphic

allomorph

[al-uh-mawrf]
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:
1865–70; allo- + -morph

allomorphic, adjective
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allomorph (ˈæləˌmɔːf)
 
n
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
 
allo'morphic
 
adj

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