noun, plural monotropies. Crystallography.
polymorphism that is irreversible.
Compare enantiotropy.

1900–05; mono- + -tropy

monotropic [mon-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] , adjective
monotropically, adverb Unabridged
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