enantiotropy

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

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

Origin of enantiotropy

1
<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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