[ al-uh-mawrf ]
/ ˈæl əˌmɔrf /


any of two or more different forms of the same chemical compound.
Linguistics. one of the alternate contextually determined phonological shapes of a morpheme, as en in oxen, which is an allomorph of the English plural morpheme.Compare morph.
Mineralogy. paramorph.

Origin of allomorph

First recorded in 1865–70; allo- + -morph

Related forms

al·lo·mor·phic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for allomorph


/ (ˈæləˌmɔːf) /


linguistics any of the phonological representations of a single morpheme. For example, the final (s) and (z) sounds of bets and beds are allomorphs of the English noun-plural morpheme
any of two or more different crystalline forms of a chemical compound, such as a mineral

Derived Forms

allomorphic, adjective
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