en·​an·​tio·​morph | \ i-ˈnan-tē-ə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce enantiomorph (audio) \

Definition of enantiomorph

2 : either of a pair of crystals (as of quartz) that are structural mirror images

Other Words from enantiomorph

enantiomorphic \ i-​ˌnan-​tē-​ə-​ˈmȯr-​fik How to pronounce enantiomorphic (audio) \ adjective
enantiomorphism \ i-​ˌnan-​tē-​ə-​ˈmȯr-​ˌfi-​zəm How to pronounce enantiomorphism (audio) \ noun
enantiomorphous \ i-​ˌnan-​tē-​ə-​ˈmȯr-​fəs How to pronounce enantiomorphous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of enantiomorph

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for enantiomorph

Greek enantios opposite (from enanti facing, from en in + anti against) + International Scientific Vocabulary -morph -morph

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“Enantiomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enantiomorph. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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en·​an·​tio·​morph | \ in-ˈant-ē-ə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce enantiomorph (audio) \

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Other Words from enantiomorph

enantiomorphic \ -​ˌant-​ē-​ə-​ˈmȯr-​fik How to pronounce enantiomorphic (audio) \ or enantiomorphous \ -​fəs How to pronounce enantiomorphous (audio) \ adjective
enantiomorphism \ -​ˈmȯr-​ˌfiz-​əm How to pronounce enantiomorphism (audio) \ noun

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