monotropy

[ muh-no-truh-pee ]
/ məˈnɒ trə pi /
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noun, plural mo·not·ro·pies. Crystallography.

polymorphism that is irreversible.

Nearby words

  1. monotrematous,
  2. monotreme,
  3. monotrichate,
  4. monotrichous,
  5. monotriglyph,
  6. monotype,
  7. monotypic,
  8. monounsaturate,
  9. monounsaturated,
  10. monovalent

Compare enantiotropy.

Origin of monotropy

First recorded in 1900–05; mono- + -tropy

Related formsmon·o·trop·ic [mon-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌmɒn əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjectivemon·o·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb

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