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enantiomorphism

[ih-nan-tee-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m]
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noun Crystallography.
  1. the existence of two chemically identical crystal forms as mirror images of each other.

Origin of enantiomorphism

First recorded in 1895–1900; enantiomorph + -ism
Related formsen·an·ti·o·mor·phic, en·an·ti·o·mor·phous, adjective
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