a combining form meaning “other,” used in the formation of compound words (allotrope ) and in chemistry to denote the more stable of two geometric isomers.
Also (except in chemistry), especially before a vowel, all-.

< Greek, combining form of állos other; cognate with Latin alius, else Unabridged
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allo- or (before a vowel) all-
combining form
indicating difference, variation, or opposition: allopathy; allomorph; allophone; allonym
[from Greek allos other, different]
all- or (before a vowel) all-
combining form
[from Greek allos other, different]

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allo- or all-

  1. Other; different: allotransplantation.

  2. Isomeric: allomorphism.

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