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

metastability

play \-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

metastably

play \-ˈstā-b(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology 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

metastability

\-stə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

metastabilities


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