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Meaning of allotrope by Wiktionary Dictionary

allotrope


    Etymology

    Ancient Greek ἄλλος ( allos, “other” ), and τρόπος ( tropos, “way, manner” ) .

    Noun

    allotrope ( plural: allotropes )

    1. ( chemistry ) Any form of an element that has a distinctly different molecular structure to another form of the same element.

    Related terms

    • allotropy
    • allotropic


Explanation of allotrope by Wordnet Dictionary

allotrope


    Noun
    1. a structurally different form of an element

    2. graphite and diamond are allotropes of carbon