Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Noting the stereomeric isomer of a compound containing one or more asymmetric carbon atoms: thus, levorotatory lactic acid is the enantiomorph of the dextrorotatory acid, and vice versa. The word is also used of crystals.

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  • noun Mirror image, form related to another as an object is to its image in a mirror.
  • noun Either of a pair of crystals that are mirror images of each other, and are optically active.
  • noun chemistry A similar molecule or compound; an enantiomer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek enantios, opposite; see ant- in Indo-European roots + –morph.]

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From Ancient Greek ἐναντίος (enantios, "opposite") + μορφή (morphē, "form").

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  • a kind of physical palindrome

    December 1, 2006

  • Object which is the mirror image of another. (from Phrontistery)

    May 25, 2008