What is an allotrope?

What is an allotrope? Here are some definitions.

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  1. (chemistry) Any form of an element that has a distinctly different molecular structure to another form of the same element. [from 1847]
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Incredibly lightweight carbon nanofoams, essentially a fifth major allotrope of carbon, were discovered several years ago.
Neither allotrope dissolves in water, but both dissolve in organic liquids, such as benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and carbon disulfide.
A third allotrope occurs as an amorphous brown powder with a density of 2.350 grams per cubic centimeter.

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