allotrope


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al·lo·trope

 (ăl′ə-trōp′)
n.
A structurally differentiated form of an element that exhibits allotropy.

[Back-formation from allotropy.]

allotrope

(ˈæləˌtrəʊp)
n
(Chemistry) any of two or more physical forms in which an element can exist: diamond and graphite are allotropes of carbon.

al•lo•trope

(ˈæl əˌtroʊp)

n.
one of the two or more forms in which an allotropic element can exist.
[1885–90]

al·lo·trope

(ăl′ə-trōp′)
Any of several crystalline forms of a chemical element. Charcoal, graphite, and diamond are all allotropes of carbon.

allotrope

An elements (such as oxygen, which can exist in its normal form and as ozone) which can exist with different physical properties while in the same physical state.
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Noun1.allotrope - a structurally different form of an element; "graphite and diamond are allotropes of carbon"
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
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allotrope

allotrope

[ˈæləˌtrəʊp] nallotropo
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