Definition: One of several forms, differing in physical properties, that an element may assume; carbon black, graphite, and diamonds are all allotropes of pure carbon.
[allo- + G. tropos, a turning]
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.