any of the members of a cl-ss of speech sounds that, taken together, are commonly felt to be a phoneme, as the t- sounds of toe, stow, tree, hatpin, catcall, cats, catnip, b-tton, metal, city; a speech sound const-tuting one of the phonetic manifestations or variants of a particular phoneme.
any of several speech sounds that are regarded as contextual or environmental variants of the same phoneme. in english the aspirated initial (p) in pot and the unaspirated (p) in spot are allophones of the phoneme /p/
(canadian) a canadian whose native language is neither french nor english
(of languages, especially those of europe and asia) neither indo-european nor semitic. (defs 3, 4).
alloplast alloplast al·lo·plast (āl’ə-plāst’) n. a graft of an inert metal or plastic material. an inert foreign body used for transplantation into tissues.
noun (biology) part of the cytoplasm that is specialized to form cilia, flagella, and similar structures
implantation of a synthetic material to replace a diseased or damaged body tissue or organ. alloplasty al·lo·plas·ty (āl’ə-plās’tē) n. the repair of defects by allotransplantation. a surgical operation in which a synthetic material, such as stainless steel, replaces a body part or tissue.
alloploidy alloploidy al·lo·ploi·dy (al- ō-ploy’dē) n. a hybrid individual or cell having two or more sets of chromosomes derived from two different species. alloploid adj.