enantiomorph

noun

en·​an·​tio·​morph i-ˈnan-tē-ə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce enantiomorph (audio)
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: either of a pair of crystals (as of quartz) that are structural mirror images
enantiomorphic adjective
enantiomorphism noun
enantiomorphous adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of enantiomorph was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Enantiomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enantiomorph. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

enantiomorph

noun
en·​an·​tio·​morph in-ˈant-ē-ə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce enantiomorph (audio)
enantiomorphic adjective
or enantiomorphous
enantiomorphism noun

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