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mor·pheme  audio  (môrfm) KEY 

NOUN:
A meaningful linguistic unit consisting of a word, such as man, or a word element, such as -ed in walked, that cannot be divided into smaller meaningful parts.

ETYMOLOGY:
French morphème, blend of Greek morph, form, and French phonème, phoneme ; see phoneme

OTHER FORMS:
mor·phemic(Adjective), mor·phemi·cal·ly(Adverb)


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