Origin of enantiomorph

< German (1856); see enantio-, -morph
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British Dictionary definitions for enantiomorph


  1. either of the two crystal forms of a substance that are mirror images of each other
Derived Formsenantiomorphic, adjectiveenantiomorphism, noun

Word Origin for enantiomorph

C19: from Greek enantios opposite + -morph
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enantiomorph in Medicine


  1. Either of a pair of crystals, molecules, or compounds that are mirror images of each other but are not identical.enantiomer
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