allomorph definition

  • noun:
    • See paramorph.
    • some of the variant forms of a morpheme. As an example, the phonetic (s) of kitties (kăts), (z) of pigs (pĭgz), and (ĭz) ponies (hôrˈsĭz) are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme.
    • the various crystalline forms of a substance.
    • some of the various phonological representations of a morpheme.
    • Any one of a couple of distinct crystalline forms of similar compound; and/or compound having these types of forms; -- .
    • multiple pseudomorph which has withstood limited or full change or replacement of product; -- hence limonite is frequently an allomorph after pyrite.
    • In mineralogy, a paramorph, this is certainly, a pseudomorph formed by molecular change only, the chemical composition continuing to be the same, as calcite after aragonite.
    • some of various crystalline types of exactly the same substance mixture
    • a variant phonological representation of a morpheme

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