enantiomer

noun
en·an·tio·mer | \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

Other Words from enantiomer

enantiomeric \i-ˌnan-tē-ə-ˈmer-ik \ adjective

First Known Use of enantiomer

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enantiomer

Greek enantios + English -mer

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enantiomer

noun
en·an·tio·mer | \in-ˈant-ē-ə-mər \

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

Other Words from enantiomer

enantiomeric \-ˌant-ē-ə-ˈmer-ik \ adjective
enantiomerically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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