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enantiomorph

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noun en·an·tio·morph \i-ˈnan-tē-ə-ˌmȯrf\

Definition of enantiomorph

  1. 1 :  enantiomer

  2. 2 :  either of a pair of crystals (as of quartz) that are structural mirror images

enantiomorphic play \-ˌnan-tē-ə-ˈmȯr-fik\ adjective
enantiomorphism play \-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm\ noun
enantiomorphous play \-ˈmȯr-fəs\ adjective


Origin of enantiomorph

Greek enantios opposite (from enanti facing, from en in + anti against) + International Scientific Vocabulary -morph -morph


First Known Use: 1885


Medical Dictionary

enantiomorph

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noun en·an·tio·morph \in-ˈant-ē-ə-ˌmȯrf\

Medical Definition of enantiomorph

enantiomorphic \-ˌant-ē-ə-ˈmȯr-fik\play or enantiomorphous \-fəs\play adjective
enantiomorphism \-ˈmȯr-ˌfiz-əm\play noun



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