allotropy

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noun al·lot·ro·py \ə-ˈlä-trə-pē\

Definition of allotropy

plural

allotropies

  1. :  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

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noun al·lot·ro·py \ə-ˈlä-trə-pē\

Medical Definition of allotropy

plural

allotropies

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

allotropic

\ˌal-ə-ˈträp-ik\play adjective

allotropically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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