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Meaning of ALLOMORPH

Pronunciation:  'alu`morf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [n]  any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound; "calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite"

ALLOMORPH is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: chemical compound, compound, morpheme, morphophoneme



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al"lo*morph\, n. [Gr. ? other + ? form.] (Min.)
(a) Any one of two or more distinct crystalline forms of the
    same substance; or the substance having such forms; --
    as, carbonate of lime occurs in the allomorphs calcite
    and aragonite.
(b) A variety of pseudomorph which has undergone partial or
    complete change or substitution of material; -- thus
    limonite is frequently an allomorph after pyrite. --G. H.