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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.
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Also (except in chemistry), especially before a vowel, all- .
Origin of allo-
<Greek, combining form of állos other; cognate with Latin alius,else
Other definitions for allo- (2 of 2)
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How to use allo- in a sentence
So he went out with the Allo tribe once again and they led him up a creek to the place where the flying frog lives.
Of course he could not doubt when old Allo and all his seven sons assured him positively that the snake was safe as a tame kitten.
I Bagni di Lucca appartengono, come tant' altre cose in Italia, esclusivamente allo straniero.
Kai ztsomen kata tonde ton logon, hypo tinn gignetai dynamen auta d tauta kai ei d ti allo physes ergon estin.On the Natural Faculties|Galen
The wireless operator now reports that a vessel near at hand has acknowledged the Cunarder's allo.Merchantmen-at-Arms|David W. Bone
British Dictionary definitions for allo-
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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