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enantiomorphism

[ih-nan-tee-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m] /ɪˌnæn ti əˈmɔr fɪz əm/
noun, Crystallography.
1.
the existence of two chemically identical crystal forms as mirror images of each other.
Origin of enantiomorphism
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; enantiomorph + -ism
Related forms
enantiomorphic, enantiomorphous, adjective
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