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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ă-lot′rō-pizm, -lot′rō-pē

Definition: The capacity of of certain elements to exist in various forms that differ in physical properties; carbon black, graphite, fullerenes, and diamonds are all pure carbon.

[allo- + G. tropos, a turning]

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