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enantiomorph

[ ih-nan-tee-uh-mawrf ]
/ ɪˈnæn ti əˌmɔrf /
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noun Crystallography.

either of two crystals exhibiting enantiomorphism.

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Origin of enantiomorph

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

enantiomorph
/ (ɛnˈæntɪəˌmɔːf) /

noun

either of the two crystal forms of a substance that are mirror images of each other

Derived forms of enantiomorph

enantiomorphic, adjectiveenantiomorphism, noun

Word Origin for enantiomorph

C19: from Greek enantios opposite + -morph
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Medical definitions for enantiomorph

enantiomorph
[ ĭ-năntē-ə-môrf′ ]

n.

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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