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.

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

enantiotropic [ih-nan-tee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] , adjective
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