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metastable

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adjective meta·sta·ble \-ˈstā-bəl\

Definition of metastable

  1. :  having or characterized by only a slight margin of stability <a metastable compound>

meta·sta·bil·i·ty play \-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
meta·sta·bly play \-ˈstā-b(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of metastable

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1897


Medical Dictionary

metastable

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adjective meta·sta·ble \ˌmet-ə-ˈstā-bəl\

Medical Definition of metastable

  1. :  having or characterized by only a slight margin of stability <a metastable compound>

  2. meta·sta·bil·i·ty \-stə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural meta·sta·bil·i·ties




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