enantiotropy

[ih-nan-tee-o-truh-pee]

noun Crystallography.

polymorphism in which one of the polymorphs may revert to the state of the other at a critical temperature and pressure.

Nearby words

  1. enantio-,
  2. enantiomer,
  3. enantiomorph,
  4. enantiomorphism,
  5. enantiosis,
  6. enargite,
  7. enarthrodial,
  8. enarthrosis,
  9. enate,
  10. enatic

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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