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morphemics

[ mawr-fee-miks ]
/ mɔrˈfi mɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Linguistics.

the study of the classification, description, and functions of morphemes; morphology.
the manner by which morphemes combine to form words.

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Origin of morphemics

First recorded in1945–50; see origin at morpheme, -ics
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