allotropic

[al-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]
adjective
pertaining to or characterized by allotropy.
Also, allotropical.


Origin:
1875–80; allotrop(y) + -ic

allotropically, adverb
allotropicity [al-uh-truh-pis-i-tee] , noun
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allotropy or allotropism (əˈlɒtrəpɪ)
 
n
the existence of an element in two or more physical forms. The most common elements having this property are carbon, sulphur, and phosphorus
 
allotropism or allotropism
 
n
 
allotropic or allotropism
 
adj
 
allo'tropically or allotropism
 
adv

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

  1. Relating to allotropism.

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

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Example sentences
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.
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