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enantiotropy

[ih-nan-tee-o-truh-pee] /ɪˌnæn tiˈɒ trə pi/
noun, Crystallography
1.
polymorphism in which one of the polymorphs may revert to the state of the other at a critical temperature and pressure.
Compare monotropy.
Origin
< German Enantiotropie (1888) < Greek enantiotropía contrariety of character. See enantio-, -tropy
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enantiotropic
[ih-nan-tee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ɪˌnæn ti əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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