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Any of the variant forms of a morpheme. For example, the phonetic (s) of cats (kăts), (z) of pigs (pĭgz), and (ĭz) horses (hôr′sĭz) are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme.
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1. (Linguistics) 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. (Chemistry) any of two or more different crystalline forms of a chemical compound, such as a mineral
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one of the alternate forms of a morpheme, as the plural form -en in oxen, the -es in stitches, and the vowel in men.
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|Noun||1.||allomorph - any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound; "calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite"|
|2.||allomorph - 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"|
morpheme - minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
morphophoneme - (linguistics) the phonemes (or strings of phonemes) that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme
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allomorph[ˈæləʊmɔːf] N → alomorfo m
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