Definition of polytopal in English:

polytopal

adjective

  • 1Geometry. Of, relating to, or of the nature of a polytope.

  • 2Chemistry. Designating or relating to a form of stereoisomerism in which different two- or three-dimensional conformations of ligands are possible around a central atom.

Origin

1960s. From polytope + -al.

Pronunciation

polytopal

/ˌpɒlɪˈtəʊpl/