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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A structurally differentiated form of an element that exhibits allotropy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the forms in which an element having the property of allotropy exists: thus, the diamond is an allotrope of carbon.

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  • noun chemistry Any form of an element that has a distinctly different molecular structure to another form of the same element.

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  • noun a structurally different form of an element

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from allotropy.]

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Ancient Greek ἄλλος (allos, "other"), and τρόπος (tropos, "way, manner").

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