- absence or lack of symmetry.
Origin of dissymmetry
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Far from establishing in the crystals of this salt the absence of all dissymmetry, he found that they all manifestly possessed it.Louis Pasteur
The sphere s should be small and of uniform thickness; any dissymmetry of course has the effect to diminish the sensitiveness.The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla
Thomas Commerford Martin
None of these substances, however, has any effect on polarized light or shows any dissymmetry in the form of its crystals.
Pasteur found that the paratartrates were not only dissymmetrical, but that they possessed two forms of dissymmetry.
If Pasteur's idea as to the dissymmetry of crystals were confirmed, a great scientific advance was assured.
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