Definition of allotrope in English:

allotrope

Syllabification: al·lo·trope
Pronunciation: /ˈaləˌtrōp
 
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noun

Chemistry
Each of two or more different physical forms in which an element can exist. Graphite, charcoal, and diamond are all allotropes of carbon.
More example sentences
  • Two allotropes of the element exist, accounting for the slight variation in densities.
  • Each of these allotropes of phosphorous also has its own subset of forms.
  • A third allotrope occurs as an amorphous brown powder with a density of 2.350 grams per cubic centimeter.

Origin

late 19th century: back-formation from allotropy.

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