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allo-

Pronunciation: al′ō

Definition:

  1. Other; differing from the normal or usual.
  2. Chemical prefix formerly used with an amino acid whose side chain contains an asymmetric carbon, the alloisoleucines and allothreonines.
  3. A sterochemical or geometric isomer of a common biomolecule.

[G. allos, other]

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