from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no plane of symmetry; especially, having the same form but not superposable, as the right- and left-hand gloves.

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  • adjective asymmetric


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  • As a result he devoted himself to the study of what he called dissymmetry, pointing out that inorganic substances are not dissymmetrical in their crystallization, while all the products of vegetable and animal life are dissymmetric.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Pasteur called it "dissymmetric force," which is only a new name for the mystery.

    The Breath of Life


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