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

enantiomeric

play \i-ˌnan-tē-ə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of enantiomer

Greek enantios + English -mer


Medical Dictionary

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

enantiomeric

play \-ˌant-ē-ə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective

enantiomerically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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