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allotropic

or allotropical

[al-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik or al-uh-trop-i-kuh l, -troh-pi-kuh l] /ˌæl əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk or ˌæl əˈtrɒp ɪ kəl, -ˈtroʊ pɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by allotropy.
Origin of allotropic
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; allotrop(y) + -ic
Related forms
allotropically, adverb
allotropicity
[al-uh-truh-pis-i-tee] /ˌæl ə trəˈpɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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allotropic in Medicine

allotropic al·lo·trop·ic (āl'ə-trŏp'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to allotropism.

  2. Characterizing one who is preoccupied with the reactions of others.

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