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monotropy

[muh-no-truh-pee] /məˈnɒ trə pi/
noun, plural monotropies. Crystallography.
1.
polymorphism that is irreversible.
Compare enantiotropy.
Origin of monotropy
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; mono- + -tropy
Related forms
monotropic
[mon-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌmɒn əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
monotropically, adverb
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  • This law explains the formation of the metastable forms of monotropic substances, which would otherwise not be obtainable.

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