prototropy

noun
pro·​tot·​ro·​py | \prō-ˈtä-trə-pē \
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

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