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allotropy

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noun al·lot·ro·py \ə-ˈlä-trə-pē\

Definition of allotropy

plural al·lot·ro·pies

  1. :  the existence of a substance and especially an element in two or more different forms (as of crystals) usually in the same phase

al·lo·trop·icplay \ˌa-lə-ˈträ-pik\ adjective


1850

First Known Use of allotropy

1850


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allotropy

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noun al·lot·ro·py \ə-ˈlä-trə-pē\

Medical Definition of allotropy

plural al·lot·ro·pies

  1. :  the existence of a substance and especially an element in two or more different forms (as of crystals) usually in the same phase

  2. al·lo·trop·ic \ˌal-ə-ˈträp-ik\play adjective
    al·lo·trop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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