enantiomorph

[ih-nan-tee-uh-mawrf]

noun Crystallography.

either of two crystals exhibiting enantiomorphism.

Nearby words

  1. enamoured,
  2. enanthem,
  3. enanthesis,
  4. enantio-,
  5. enantiomer,
  6. enantiomorphism,
  7. enantiosis,
  8. enantiotropy,
  9. enargite,
  10. enarthrodial

Origin of enantiomorph

< German (1856); see enantio-, -morph

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British Dictionary definitions for enantiomorph

enantiomorph

noun

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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Medicine 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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