allotrope

noun
al·​lo·​trope | \ ˈa-lə-ˌtrōp How to pronounce allotrope (audio) \

Definition of allotrope

: a form showing allotropy

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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

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First Known Use of allotrope

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allotrope

International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from allotropy

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allotrope

noun
al·​lo·​trope | \ ˈal-ə-ˌtrōp How to pronounce allotrope (audio) \

Medical Definition of allotrope

: a form showing allotropy

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