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[al-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌæl əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/
pertaining to or characterized by allotropy.
Origin of allotropic
1875-80; allotrop(y) + -ic
Related forms
allotropically, adverb
[al-uh-truh-pis-i-tee] /ˌæl ə trəˈpɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for allotropic
  • Selenium exists in several allotropic forms, although three are generally recognized.
  • The element has two allotropic forms at normal pressure.
  • The metal exhibits six allotropic modifications having various crystalline structures.
  • Metallic antimony is the only allotropic form of antimony that is stable under normal conditions.
  • Much less reactive than the allotropic white phosphorus.
  • Plutonium metal, for example, exhibits seven allotropic modifications.
allotropic in Medicine

allotropic al·lo·trop·ic (āl'ə-trŏp'ĭk)

  1. Relating to allotropism.

  2. Characterizing one who is preoccupied with the reactions of others.

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