allomorph

Primary Meanings of allomorph

1.
n
any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound
2.
n
a variant phonological representation of a morpheme
Full Definitions of allomorph
1

n any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound

“calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite”
Type of:
chemical compound, compound
(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
2

n a variant phonological representation of a morpheme

“the final sounds of `bets' and `beds' and `horses' and `oxen' are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme”
Types:
morphophoneme
(linguistics) the phonemes (or strings of phonemes) that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme
Type of:
morpheme
minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units

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