Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or characterized by allotropy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to allotropism.
  • adjective the several conditions which occur in a case of allotropism.

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  • adjective chemistry Describing a form of an element that exhibits allotropy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or related to or exhibiting allotropism

Etymologies

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Compare French allotropique.

Examples

  • Only such forms, however, as have different energy contents are properly called allotropic forms.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • Now, the idea of allotropic expression - putting mitochondrial DNA in the nucleus - had already been suggested, though it hadn't actually at that point been suggested for aging.

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  • The calcium in Gordon's bones transmogrified into an allotropic titanium-plutonium alloy; his nervous system mutated into a broadband fibre-optic TCP/IP network; his muscles became a carbonfibre-reinforced weave; his organs became high-capacity chemical processing plants.

    The creation of Brown-man

  • The calcium in Gordon's bones transmogrified into an allotropic titanium-plutonium alloy; his nervous system mutated into a broadband fibre-optic TCP/IP network; his muscles became a carbonfibre-reinforced weave; his organs became high-capacity chemical processing plants.

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  • In pure form, plutonium exists in six allotropic forms or crystal structure - more than any other element.

    Plutonium

  • Carbon is found free in nature in three allotropic forms: amorphous, graphite, and diamond.

    Carbon

  • In 1969 a new allotropic form of carbon was produced during the sublimation of pyrolytic graphite at low pressures.

    Carbon

  • Someone should slap these people in the face and say (1) "charcoal" isn't a colour, it's an allotropic form of carbon, and (2) we want WHITE synthesisers.

    Charcoal. It's the new silver!

  • A quick scan of the Internet will show hundreds of companies that sell allotropic oxygen.

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  • The ice sheath went upward in tranquil allotropic, layers to a virtually featureless surface and an enormous, quietly circulating atmosphere of starlike composition.

    Inconstant Star

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