enantiomorphism

enantiomorphism

[ih-nan-tee-uh-mawr-fiz-uhm]
noun Crystallography.
the existence of two chemically identical crystal forms as mirror images of each other.

Origin:
1895–1900; enantiomorph + -ism

enantiomorphic, enantiomorphous, adjective
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enantiomorph (ɛnˈæntɪəˌmɔːf)
 
n
either of the two crystal forms of a substance that are mirror images of each other
 
[C19: from Greek enantios opposite + -morph]
 
enantio'morphic
 
adj
 
enantio'morphism
 
n

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