allo-, all-

(Greek: different, other, another; divergence; a combining form denoting a condition differing from the normal or a reversal, or referring to "another")

allochoric (adjective), more allochoric, most allochoric
1. Describing a species that inhabits two or more closely related communities; such as, forest and grassland, in the same region.
2. Related to something occurring in two or more communities within a given geographical region.
allochroic
Exhibiting color variation or having the ability to change color.
allochroism
allochromacy
The formation of other coloring agents from a dye that is unstable in solution.
allochromasia
A change in the color of the hair and/or skin.
allochromy
The radiation emitted from a substance at a particular wavelength, resulting from the absorption of incident radiation of a different wavelength which occurs in fluorescence or the Raman effect.
allochronic (adjective), more allochronic, most allochronic
1. Relating to not being contemporary or existing at different times: There have been allochronic populations of species living, growing, or reproducing during different seasons of a year.
2. Pertaining to different segments of geologic time.
allochronic speciation (s) (noun), allochronic speciations (pl)
The process of developing different biological groups as a result of members of the population that have different breeding seasons or patterns, or differing in the use of time during the day or night, rather than through geographic separation.
allochthon
1. A geological formation not formed in the region where it is found because it was moved to its present location by tectonic forces.
2. A mass of rock that has been transported a great distance from its original place of deposition, usually by tectonic forces; such as, over thrusting or gravity sliding.
3. A rock mass formed somewhere other than its present location, which was transported by fault movements, large-scale gravity sliding, or similar processes.
allochthonous
1. Not native to a particular habitat; pertaining to that which has emigrated or been imported from another environment.
2. A description of features of the landscape or elements of its geologic structure that have been moved to their current position by tectonic forces.
3. Exogenous; originating outside and transported into a given system or area.
4. In geology, referring to materials whose present site is away from their place of origin.
allochthonous coal
A type of coal formed from accumulated plant material that was transported from its original place of growth and deposited in elsewhere.
allochthonous stream
A stream that is flowing in a channel it did not itself form.
allochthony
allocinesia
Movement on the side of the body opposite the one the patient was asked to move.
allocinesis
1. Passive or reflex movement other than controlled motion.
2. Involuntary, or another, movement which is not intended.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "another, other, different, alternating, varied, changing": ali-; alter-; allelo-; hetero-; mut-; poikilo-; reciproc-; vari-.