What does allomorph mean?

allomorph meaning in General Dictionary

Any one of a couple of distinct crystalline types of equivalent compound and/or material having such kinds as carbonate of lime occurs in allomorphs calcite and aragonite

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  • some of several different crystalline kinds of equivalent chemical element
  • a variant phonological representation of a morpheme
  • anybody of several distinct crystalline kinds of the exact same compound; or the substance having such forms; -- since, carbonate of lime happens in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite.
  • multiple pseudomorph which has encountered partial or total change or replacement of product; -- hence limonite is often an allomorph after pyrite.

allomorph meaning in Urban Dictionary

Any varation on the human frame -e.g., a blind person, a deaf person, a paraplegic is an allomorph. They are all human beings who differ from the norm in some respect. First proposed in 1980 by John Gliedman and William Roth in "The Unexpected Minority: Handicapped Children in America." The authors saw the term as a much less loaded way to describe people with disabilities as compared with words like disabled or handicapped which imply inferiority to the norm, as opposed to simple difference.


allomorph - German to English

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allomorph meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Anyone of a couple of distinct crystalline kinds of the exact same material; or the material having such types; -- as, carbonate of lime happens when you look at the allomorphs calcite and aragonite.

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  • (letter.) Many different pseudomorph that has encountered limited or total change or replacement of product; -- thus limonite is often an allomorph after pyrite.