[ muh-no-truh-pee ]

noun,plural mo·not·ro·pies.Crystallography.
  1. polymorphism that is irreversible.

Origin of monotropy

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

Other words from monotropy

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

Words Nearby monotropy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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