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A structurally differentiated form of an element that exhibits allotropy.
[Back-formation from allotropy.]
(Chemistry) any of two or more physical forms in which an element can exist: diamond and graphite are allotropes of carbon.
one of the two or more forms in which an allotropic element can exist.
Any of several crystalline forms of a chemical element. Charcoal, graphite, and diamond are all allotropes of carbon.
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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|Noun||1.||allotrope - a structurally different form of an element; "graphite and diamond are allotropes of carbon"|