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allo-(word root) other, different
Examples of words with the root allo-: allonym
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1. Other; different: allopatric.
2. Isomeric: allocholesterol.
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allo-or before a vowel
indicating difference, variation, or opposition: allopathy; allomorph; allophone; allonym.
[from Greek allos other, different]
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a combining form meaning “other” (allopatric); used in chemistry to denote the more stable of two geometric isomers. Also, esp. before a vowel, all-.
[< Greek, comb. form of állos other; c. Latin alius, else]
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