[al-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik or al-uh-trop-i-kuh l, -troh-pi-kuh l]
- pertaining to or characterized by allotropy.
Origin of allotropic
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They have their allotropic forms, but cannot be changed into one another.The Story of the Earth and Man
J. W. Dawson
I am a gentleman in allotropic form'; that was as much as I ever heard him say.Grey Roses
In short, these elements seem to impede the allotropic change of the iron itself.
Red phosphorus, Allotropic phosphorus; Phosphorus fuscus, P. ruber.
Like this latter element, it is capable of assuming three allotropic forms—the amorphous, the vitreous, and the crystalline.
- Relating to allotropism.
- Characterizing one who is preoccupied with the reactions of others.
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