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allotrope

[ al-uh-trohp ]
/ ˈæl əˌtroʊp /
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Definition of allotrope

noun Chemistry.
one of two or more existing forms of an element: Graphite and diamond are allotropes of carbon.
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Origin of allotrope

First recorded in 1885–90; allo- + -trope
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British Dictionary definitions for allotrope

allotrope
/ (ˈæləˌtrəʊp) /

noun
any of two or more physical forms in which an element can existdiamond and graphite are allotropes of carbon
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Medical definitions for allotrope

allotrope
[ ălə-trōp′ ]

n.
A structurally differentiated form of an element that exhibits allotropism.
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Scientific definitions for allotrope

allotrope
[ ălə-trōp′ ]

Any of several crystalline forms of a chemical element. Charcoal, graphite, and diamond are all allotropes of carbon.
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