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allotropic

or al·lo·trop·i·cal

[al-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik or al-uh-trop-i-kuh l, -troh-pi-kuh l]
adjective
  1. pertaining to or characterized by allotropy.
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Origin of allotropic

First recorded in 1875–80; allotrop(y) + -ic
Related formsal·lo·trop·i·cal·ly, adverbal·lo·tro·pic·i·ty [al-uh-truh-pis-i-tee] /ˌæl ə trəˈpɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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Examples from the Web for allotropic

Historical Examples

  • They have their allotropic forms, but cannot be changed into one another.

    The Story of the Earth and Man

    J. W. Dawson

  • I am a gentleman in allotropic form'; that was as much as I ever heard him say.

    Grey Roses

    Henry Harland

  • In short, these elements seem to impede the allotropic change of the iron itself.

  • Red phosphorus, Allotropic phosphorus; Phosphorus fuscus, P. ruber.

  • Like this latter element, it is capable of assuming three allotropic forms—the amorphous, the vitreous, and the crystalline.


allotropic in Medicine

allotropic

(ăl′ə-trŏpĭk)
adj.
  1. Relating to allotropism.
  2. Characterizing one who is preoccupied with the reactions of others.
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