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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allomorph  \Al"lo*morph\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  other  +  ?  form.]  (Min.) 
  a  Any  one  of  two  or  more  distinct  crystalline  forms  of  the 
  same  substance;  or  the  substance  having  such  forms;  -- 
  as  carbonate  of  lime  occurs  in  the  allomorphs  calcite 
  and  aragonite. 
  b  A  variety  of  pseudomorph  which  has  undergone  partial  or 
  complete  change  or  substitution  of  material;  --  thus 
  limonite  is  frequently  an  allomorph  after  pyrite.  --G.  H. 
  Williams. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allomorph 
  n  1:  any  of  several  different  crystalline  forms  of  the  same 
  chemical  compound:  "calcium  carbonate  occurs  in  the 
  allomorphs  calcite  and  aragonite" 
  2:  a  variant  phonological  representation  of  a  morpheme:  "the 
  final  sounds  of  `bets'  and  `beds'  and  `horses'  and  `oxen' 
  are  allomorphs  of  the  English  plural  morpheme" 




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