from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See paramorph.
- n. Any of the variant forms of a morpheme. For example, the phonetic (s) of cats (kăts), (z) of pigs (pĭgz), and (ĭz) horses (hôrˈsĭz) are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the different crystalline forms of a substance.
- n. Any of the different phonological representations of a morpheme.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of two or more distinct crystalline forms of the same substance; or the substance having such forms; -- .
- n. A variety of pseudomorph which has undergone partial or complete change or substitution of material; -- thus limonite is frequently an allomorph after pyrite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mineralogy, a paramorph, that is, a pseudomorph formed by molecular change only, the chemical composition remaining the same, as calcite after aragonite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound
- n. a variant phonological representation of a morpheme
allo- + morph(eme).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
allo- + -morph (Wiktionary)