allotropy

noun
al·​lot·​ro·​py | \ ə-ˈlä-trə-pē How to pronounce allotropy (audio) \
plural allotropies

Definition of allotropy

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

Other Words from allotropy

allotropic \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈträ-​pik How to pronounce allotropic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of allotropy

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

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allotropy

noun
al·​lot·​ro·​py | \ ə-ˈlä-trə-pē How to pronounce allotropy (audio) \
plural allotropies

Medical Definition of allotropy

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

Other Words from allotropy

allotropic \ ˌal-​ə-​ˈträp-​ik How to pronounce allotropic (audio) \ adjective
allotropically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce allotropically (audio) \ adverb

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