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allotropynoun [U]

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