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alligator pear an avocado.
all-important extremely important; absolutely necessary; indispensable.
all in all with every factor taken into account; in general.
alliterate to display or use alliteration. [2 definitions]
alliteration repetition of the same consonant sound in the stressed or initial syllables of words in a phrase or sentence.
all-natural containing only ingredients or materials that originate in nature and are not artificially created.
all-nighter a night spent without sleeping, esp. in order to work on something.
allo- other; different; variation.
allocate to assign or set aside (money or other resources) for some specific use. [2 definitions]
all of a sudden suddenly; without warning.
allogamy the technique or process of cross-fertilization in plants.
allogeneic belonging to the same species but genetically different.
allogenic caused by environmental factors that do not involve living organisms. [2 definitions]
allograft a tissue graft in which the donor and recipient are of the same species but are genetically different.
allomerism change in chemical composition without accompanying change in crystalline form.
allometric pertaining to allometry.
allometry the growth rate of part of an organism in comparison with the growth rate of the entire organism or some other part of it. [2 definitions]
allomorph any of several alternate structural forms of the same chemical compound; paramorph. [2 definitions]
allopath one who favors or practices allopathy.
allopathy treatment of disease with agents intended to produce effects that are different from those of the disease. (Cf. homeopathy.)
allopatric living in different geographic areas or in isolation, used esp. in reference to closely related species or to different populations of a single species. [2 definitions]