[mawr-fuh-foh-neem, mawr-foh-]
noun Linguistics.
an abstract phonological unit representing corresponding phonemes in different allomorphs of one morpheme. In English the symbol F may be used to represent a morphophoneme occurring in two related allomorphs, as f in leaf, but v in the plural leaves.
a phonological entity comprising a bundle of distinctive features used in the representation of a morpheme.
a symbol for a phonological alternation.

1930–35; morpho- (as combining form for morpheme) + phoneme Unabridged
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morphophoneme (ˌmɔːfəʊˈfəʊniːm)
linguistics the set of phonemes or sequences of phonemes that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme
[C20: from morpheme + phoneme]

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