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al·lo·mor·phism

(al'ō-mōr'fizm),
1. Change of shape in cells resulting from mechanical causes, such as flattening from pressure, or to progressive metaplasia, such as the change of bile duct cells into liver cells.
2. The state of being similar in chemical composition but different in form (especially crystalline).
[allo- + G. morphē, form]

al·lo·mor·phism

(al'ō-mōr'fizm)
1. Change of shape in cells due to mechanical causes, such as flattening from pressure, or to progressive metaplasia, such as the change of bile duct cells into liver cells.
2. The state of being similar in chemical composition but differing in form (especially crystalline).
[allo- + G. morphē, form]
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The nouns are the simplest to describe in terms of the distribution of stem allomorphs. Simply put, if a noun is modified in any way, whether by a determiner, adjective, possessor, or the like, it will take its allomorphic form.
The syntactic and semantic differences between the two sets of forms may be illustrated with the following examples from Romanian, in which te is the unstressed and tine the stressed allomorph of the accusative case of the second person singular pronoun.
Nouns of this group regularly attached the allomorph -u in the nominative plural and the accusative plural (cf.
The occurrence of the plural agent morpheme <mu-~ma> in 3 > 3 configurations and its non-singular allomorph < m~n~n > in 3 > 2 and 3 > 1 forms can be attributed to the role of animacy hierarchy.
Focusing on morphology as one of the levels of linguistic representation and grammar, corpus annotations tend to be lexeme and word-form oriented, PoS-tags for lexemes in the corpus, rather than segmentation of word-forms into morphemes and allomorphs with their particular feature annotation.
Table 1: Verbal extension (4) numbering by Guthrie and Cole Extension Norm variant Allomorphs Guthrie Cole Numbers Number Applied -el- -ets- 2 188 1 -ed- Passive -w- -iw- 2 194 2 -ew- Neuter -agal- -agets- 2 198 9+4?
Such a suffix allomorph of the suffix [NR/er] is sketched in Figure 9.
It has an allomorph -encn, with epenthetic e following a consonant cluster, as in kemm-encn 'how are they?' Note that the same form -ncn functions as the 1sg.
(8) Most Bulgarian grammars treat ob--as an allomorph of o--(Pashov 1966; Gerov 1977; Tilkov et al.
Tunicate cellulose (TC) exhibits an ultrafine fibrous network, highly crystalline structure and aspect ratio, purity monoclinic cellulose [I.sub.[beta]] allomorph, low density, and remarkable mechanical strength [22-27].
Besides this oscillation in the use of the indicative II in some varieties Of LGA, verbal stems with a final vowel were also inflected either with the allomorph -i, which originally combined with verbal stems ending in a consonant, or with the allomorph -w, which originally occurred with stems ending in a vowel: "ko sekoi ou kosekou" 'here it is'(VPB, p.