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allotropy

noun [U] uk   /æˈlɒt.rə.piː/ us    /əˈlɑː.trə-/ specialized
the existence of the same chemical substance in more than one form, each with different physical qualities
allotropic
adjective uk   /ˌæl.ə.ˈtrɒp.ɪk/ us    /-ˈtrɑː.pɪk/
Diamond and graphite are allotropic forms of carbon.
Translations of “allotropy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 同素異形(現象)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同素异形(现象)…
(Definition of allotropy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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