enantiomorphism

[ih-nan-tee-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m]

noun Crystallography.

the existence of two chemically identical crystal forms as mirror images of each other.

Nearby words

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

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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