variant of allo- before a vowel: allonym.
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a combining form meaning “other,” used in the formation of compound words (allotrope) and in chemistry to denote the more stable of two geometric isomers.
Also (except in chemistry) especially before a vowel, all-.
Origin of allo-
< Greek, combining form of állos other; cognate with Latin alius, else
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before a vowel all-
indicating difference, variation, or oppositionallopathy; allomorph; allophone; allonym
Word Origin for allo-
from Greek allos other, different
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word-forming element meaning "other," from Greek allo-, comb. form of allos "other, different" (see alias (adv.)).
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