allotrope

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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allotrope (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) Any form of an element that has a distinctly different molecular structure to another form of the same element. [from 1847]
    • 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, 2001–2017.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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allotrope m (plural allotropes)

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

Adjective[edit]

allotrope (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) allotropic.

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Adjective[edit]

allotrope

  1. inflected form of allotrop