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asymmetry

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noun asym·me·try \(ˈ)ā-ˈsim-ə-trē\

Medical Definition of asymmetry

plural

asymmetries

  1. 1:  lack or absence of symmetry: asa:  lack of proportion between the parts of a thing; especially :  want of bilateral symmetry <asymmetry in the development of the two sides of the brain>b:  lack of coordination of two parts acting in connection with one another <asymmetry of convergence of the eyes>

  2. 2:  lack of symmetry in spatial arrangement of atoms and groups in a molecule




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