allotrope etymology

English word allotrope comes from English allo-

Detailed word origin of allotrope

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
allo- English (eng) (chemistry) isomeric; especially, of amino acids having two chiral centres, the second diastereoisomer to be discovered or synthesized. Different, other.
allotrope English (eng) (chemistry) Any form of an element that has a distinctly different molecular structure to another form of the same element. [from 1847].

Words with the same origin as allotrope

Descendants of allo-
allism alloantigen allodiploid allodynia alloeroticism allogeneic allogenic allograft alloimmunization alloisomerism allolactose allomaternal allomorphic alloparental allopath allophone alloplasmic alloplasty allopoietic allopreening allosensitization allospecific allosperm allosteric allothreonine