enantiomer

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noun en·an·tio·mer \i-ˈnan-tē-ə-mər\

Definition of enantiomer

  1. :  either of a pair of chemical compounds whose molecular structures have a nonsuperimposable mirror-image relationship to each other — compare diastereomer

enantiomeric

play \i-ˌnan-tē-ə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of enantiomer

Greek enantios + English -mer


First Known Use: circa 1929


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enantiomer

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noun en·an·tio·mer \in-ˈant-ē-ə-mər\

Medical Definition of enantiomer

  1. :  either of a pair of chemical compounds whose molecular structures have a mirror-image relationship to each other—called also optical antipode

enantiomeric

\-ˌant-ē-ə-ˈmer-ik\play adjective

enantiomerically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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