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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)…
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