allomorph

Definitions of allomorph
  1. noun
    any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound
    “calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite”
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    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. noun
    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”
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    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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