allotrope


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al·lo·trope

(al'ō-trōp), Do not confuse this word with allotope.
One of several forms, differing in physical properties, that an element may assume; for example, carbon black, graphite, and diamonds are all allotropes of pure carbon.
[allo- + G. tropos, a turning]

al·lo·trope

(al'ō-trōp)
An element in one of the allotropic forms that it may assume.
[allo- + G. tropos, a turning]
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This state-of-the-art data exchange demonstrates several new capabilities, including the simple exchange of data between an Allotrope member and a business partner, for example, a CRO.
More pressure and heat are applied to the graphite to turn it into diamonds - the hardest allotrope of carbon.
As a chemical term, allotropic means "having different physical properties, though unchanged in substance" (OED), such as diamonds and coal both being allotropes of carbon.
An allotrope is one of several forms a chemical compound may take, such as carbon being charcoal or diamond.
To the roars of the crowd (a first day record of around 6,000, compared to 3,500 on the corresponding day last year), Dettori waved and retired to the weigh-room, where he e xpressed his relief, thanked Johnny Murtagh and trainer John Oxx for the chance to ride Allotrope and summed up the race very honestly: "He was best of a bad lot.
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And flying Italian Dettori should be on the mark on the John Oxx-trained Allotrope in the concluding T J Cross Maiden.
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