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- adj. Lacking symmetry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not having symmetry; asymmetrical; unsymmetrical.
The characteristic radiation is furthermore, in contrast to the diffuse radiation, wholly unpolarized and is not dissymmetrical in respect to the direction of incidence of the primary radiation, but spreads uniformly in all directions.
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.