allomerism

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

noun Chemistry.

variability in chemical constitution without change in crystalline form.

Origin of allomerism

First recorded in 1880–85; allo- + -mer + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM allomerism

al·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 forms of allomerism

allomeric (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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