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morphophoneme

[mawr-fuh-foh-neem, mawr-foh-] /ˌmɔr fəˈfoʊ nim, ˌmɔr foʊ-/
noun, Linguistics.
1.
an abstract phonological unit representing corresponding phonemes in different allomorphs of one morpheme. In English the symbol F may be used to represent a morphophoneme occurring in two related allomorphs, as f in leaf, but v in the plural leaves.
2.
a phonological entity comprising a bundle of distinctive features used in the representation of a morpheme.
3.
a symbol for a phonological alternation.
Origin of morphophoneme
1930-1935
1930-35; morpho- (as combining form for morpheme) + phoneme
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British Dictionary definitions for morphophoneme

morphophoneme

/ˌmɔːfəʊˈfəʊniːm/
noun
1.
(linguistics) the set of phonemes or sequences of phonemes that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme
Word Origin
C20: from morpheme + phoneme
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