Main definitions of ionotropy in English

: ionotropy1ionotropy2

ionotropy1

noun

Chemistry
  • 1Tautomerism or tautomeric change, regarded as occurring through the detachment of an ion from the molecule concerned followed by a redistribution of the charge in the resulting molecular ion and reattachment of the ion to a different part of it.

  • 2The ordering of particles in a gel that results when an electrolyte is added to a colloidal suspension.

Origin

1920s. From iono- + -tropy.

Pronunciation

ionotropy

/ʌɪəˈnɒtrəpi/

Main definitions of ionotropy in English

: ionotropy1ionotropy2

ionotropy2

noun

Physiology

Origin

1970s. Alteration of inotropy by association with ionotropy.

Pronunciation

ionotropy

/ʌɪəˈnɒtrəpi/