asymmetrical

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adjective asym·met·ri·cal \ˌā-sə-ˈme-tri-kəl\
variants: or

asymmetric

play \-trik\

Definition of asymmetrical

  1. 1 :  having two sides or halves that are not the same :  not symmetrical <an asymmetrical design> <asymmetrical shapes>

  2. 2 usually asymmetric of a carbon atom :  bonded to four different atoms or groups

asymmetrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

asymmetry

play \(ˌ)ā-ˈsi-mə-trē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of asymmetrical

Greek asymmetria lack of proportion, from asymmetros ill-proportioned, from a- + symmetros symmetrical


First Known Use: 1690


Medical Dictionary

asymmetrical

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adjective asym·met·ri·cal \ˌā-sə-ˈme-tri-kəl\
variants: or

asymmetric

\-trik\play

Medical Definition of asymmetrical

  1. 1:  not symmetrical

  2. 2usually asymmetric, of a carbon atom :  bonded to four different atoms or groups

asymmetrically

\-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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