allotrope

noun
al·​lo·​trope | \ˈa-lə-ˌtrōp \

Definition of allotrope 

: a form showing allotropy

Examples of allotrope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

What makes us human is doubt, fear, and shame, all the allotropes of unworthiness. Tad Friend, The New Yorker, "How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?," 7 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'allotrope.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of allotrope

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allotrope

International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from allotropy

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about allotrope

Statistics for allotrope

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for allotrope

The first known use of allotrope was in 1833

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for allotrope

allotrope

noun
al·​lo·​trope | \ˈal-ə-ˌtrōp \

Medical Definition of allotrope 

: a form showing allotropy

Comments on allotrope

What made you want to look up allotrope? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something that serves to warn or remind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!