allotrope


al·lo·trope

noun \ˈa-lə-ˌtrōp\

Definition of ALLOTROPE

:  a form showing allotropy

Origin of ALLOTROPE

International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from allotropy
First Known Use: 1876

al·lo·trope

noun \ˈal-ə-ˌtrōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALLOTROPE

: a form showing allotropy

allotrope

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of two or more forms of the same chemical element. They may have different arrangements of atoms in crystals of the solid—for example, graphite and diamond for carbon—or different numbers of atoms in their molecules—for example, ordinary oxygen (O) and ozone (O). Other elements that have allotropes include tin, sulfur, antimony, arsenic, selenium, and phosphorus.

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