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allomerism

[ uh-lom-uh-riz-uh m ]
/ əˈlɒm əˌrɪz əm /

noun Chemistry.

variability in chemical constitution without change in crystalline form.

Nearby words

allograft, allograph, allographic, allokeratoplasty, allolalia, allomerism, allomerize, allometric, allometry, allomone, allomorph

Origin of allomerism

First recorded in 1880–85; allo- + -mer + -ism
Related formsal·lom·er·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for allomerism

allomerism

/ (əˈlɒməˌrɪzəm) /

noun

similarity of crystalline structure in substances of different chemical composition
Derived Formsallomeric (ˌæləˈmɛrɪk) or allomerous, adjective
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Medicine definitions for allomerism

allomerism

[ ə-lŏmə-rĭz′əm ]

n.

Consistency in crystalline form with variation in chemical composition.
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