a property of certain elements, as carbon, sulfur, and phosphorus, of existing in two or more distinct forms; allomorphism.
Origin of allotropy
First recorded in 1840–50; allo-
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Derived Formsallotropic (ˌæləˈtrɒpɪk), adjectiveallotropically, adverb
the existence of an element in two or more physical forms. The most common elements having this property are carbon, sulphur, and phosphorus
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The existence of two or more forms of an element that differ from one another in crystalline or molecular structure.
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