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enantiotropy

[ih-nan-tee-o-truh-pee]
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noun Crystallography.
  1. polymorphism in which one of the polymorphs may revert to the state of the other at a critical temperature and pressure.
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Compare monotropy.

Origin of enantiotropy

< German Enantiotropie (1888) < Greek enantiotropía contrariety of character. See enantio-, -tropy
Related formsen·an·ti·o·trop·ic [ih-nan-tee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ɪˌnæn ti əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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