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monotropy

Line breaks: mon|ot¦ropy
Pronunciation: /məˈnɒtrəpi/

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Definition of monotropy in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
The existence of allotropes of an element, one of which is stable and the others metastable under all known conditions.

Origin

early 20th century: from mono- 'one' + Greek tropē 'turning' + -y3.

Derivatives

monotrope

1
noun

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