Definition of allotrophic in English:

allotrophic

adjective

  • 1Chemistry
    rare Chemistry = allotropic. Now rare.

  • 2Biology
    rare Biology. Of an organism: feeding on other organisms; dependent to a large degree on organic compounds as a source of energy. rare.

  • 3Ecology
    Ecology. Of a lake, stream, etc.: receiving its organic matter mainly or wholly from sources external to the body of water.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From allo- + -trophic. In sense 1 apparently an error for allotropic.

Pronunciation

allotrophic

/ˌalə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk//ˌalə(ʊ)ˈtrɒfɪk/