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Meaning of allomorph

al•lo•morph

Pronunciation: (al'u-môrf"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of two or more different forms of the same chemical compound.
  2. one of the alternate contextually determined phonological shapes of a morpheme, as en in oxen, which is an allomorph of the English plural morpheme. Cf. morph.
  3. paramorph.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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