allotropy

noun al·lot·ro·py \ ə-ˈlä-trə-pē \

Definition of allotropy

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

allotropic

play \ˌa-lə-ˈträ-pik\ adjective

First Known Use of allotropy

circa 1842


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allotropy

noun al·lot·ro·py \ ə-ˈlä-trə-pē \

medical Definition of allotropy

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

allotropic

play \ˌal-ə-ˈträp-ik\ adjective

allotropically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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