enantiomer


en·an·tio·mer

noun \i-ˈnan-tē-ə-mər\

Definition of ENANTIOMER

:  either of a pair of chemical compounds whose molecular structures have a nonsuperimposable mirror-image relationship to each other — compare diastereomer
en·an·tio·mer·ic \-ˌnan-tē-ə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective

Origin of ENANTIOMER

Greek enantios + English -mer
First Known Use: circa 1929

en·an·tio·mer

noun \in-ˈant-ē-ə-mər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENANTIOMER

: either of a pair of chemical compounds whose molecular structures have a mirror-image relationship to each other—called also optical antipode
en·an·tio·mer·ic \-ˌant-ē-ə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective
en·an·tio·mer·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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