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allotrope

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EtymologyEdit

1847, back-formation from allotropy,[1] as allo- +‎ -trope, from Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos, other), and τρόπος (trópos, way, manner).

NounEdit

allotrope (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) Any form of an element that has a distinctly different molecular structure to another form of the same element.
    • Ozone (O3) is an allotrope of oxygen, normally O2
    • Note: Different structural forms of a compound are isomers.

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  1. ^ allotrope” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos, other), and τρόπος (trópos, way, manner).

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NounEdit

allotrope m (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) allotrope.
    L’ozone est un allotrope de l’oxygène — Ozone is an allotrope of oxygen.

AdjectiveEdit

allotrope (masculine and feminine, plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) allotropic.

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AdjectiveEdit

allotrope

  1. inflected form of allotrop