alloform

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

allo- +‎ form

Noun[edit]

alloform (plural alloforms)

  1. A distinct form of something treated as a single kind or species.
    • 1980, V Larraga; F Mollinedo, E Muńoz, “Immunological behavior of two alloforms of ATPase from Micrococcus lysodeikticus”, Current Microbiology: 
      These alloforms show a similar amino acid composition but differ in the associated carbohydrate components.