prototropy

noun
pro·​tot·​ro·​py | \ prō-ˈtä-trə-pē How to pronounce prototropy (audio) \
plural prototropies

Medical Definition of prototropy

: tautomerism involving the migration of a proton especially to a location three atoms distant in an organic molecule — compare anionotropy, cationotropy

Other Words from prototropy

prototropic \ ˌprōt-​ə-​ˈtrō-​pik How to pronounce prototropy (audio) \ adjective

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“Prototropy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prototropy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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