Definition of Allomorph

1. Noun. Any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound. "Calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite"

Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound



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"
Generic synonyms: Morpheme
Specialized synonyms: Morphophoneme

Definition of Allomorph

1. n. 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.

Definition of Allomorph

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any of the different crystalline forms of a substance. ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) Any of the different phonological representations of a morpheme. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allomorph

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Allomorph

1. 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. A variety of pseudomorph which has undergone partial or complete change or substitution of material; thus limonite is frequently an allomorph after pyrite. Origin: Gr. Other + form. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allomorph

allokeratoplasty
allokinesis
allolactose
allolalia
allolevivirus
allomaleic acid
allomeric function
allomerism
allomerous
allometric
allometries
allometron
allometry
allomone
allomones
allomorph (current term)
allomorphic
allomorphism
allomorphisms
allomorphs
allomother
allomothered
allomothering
allomothers
allomucic acid
allongement
allonges
allonomous
allons

Literary usage of Allomorph

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1. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"In songs this construction has -m (instead of -em) as the allomorph of the particle; see TS 105.20, and the passages indexed in the concordance sw ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"... form of chrysolite, due to modification of that allomorph of serpentine, where the fibres of the mineral ultimately become separated ..."

3. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"In songs this construction has -m (instead of -em) as the allomorph of the particle; see TS 105.20, and the passages indexed in the concordance sw w'id mod ..."

4. Mehrdimensionale Geometrie by Pieter Hendrik Schoute (1905)
"Sind von drei Polyedern A, B, C einerseits A und B reziprok verwandt (I114) und andererseits A und C entweder allomorph oder isomorph, so nennen wir B und C ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1879)
"... separated by calcareous interpolations, is illustrated by figures taken from decalcified and polarised specimens of this allomorph from Canada; ..."

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