liquid degeneracy

liquid degeneracy

[¦lik·wəd di′jen·ə·rə·sē]
(statistical mechanics)
A process in which a liquid cooled below a certain temperature loses the entropy associated with disordered motion of its molecules, without becoming a solid.
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