enantiotropy

[ ih-nan-tee-o-truh-pee ]
/ ɪˌnæn tiˈɒ trə pi /

noun Crystallography.

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

Origin of enantiotropy

< German Enantiotropie (1888) < Greek enantiotropía contrariety of character. See enantio-, -tropy

OTHER WORDS FROM enantiotropy

en·an·ti·o·trop·ic [ih-nan-tee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ɪˌnæn ti əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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