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asymmetry

noun asym·me·try \ (ˈ)ā-ˈsim-ə-trē \

medical Definition of asymmetry

plural asymmetries
1 :lack or absence of symmetry: as
a :lack of proportion between the parts of a thing; especially :want of bilateral symmetry
  • asymmetry in the development of the two sides of the brain
b :lack of coordination of two parts acting in connection with one another
  • asymmetry of convergence of the eyes
2 :lack of symmetry in spatial arrangement of atoms and groups in a molecule

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