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

en·an′ti·o·mor′phic, en·an′ti·o·mor′phous adj.
en·an′ti·o·mor′phism n.


either of the two crystal forms of a substance that are mirror images of each other
[C19: from Greek enantios opposite + -morph]
enˌantioˈmorphic, enˌantioˈmorphous adj
enˌantioˈmorphˌism n


(ɪˈnæn ti əˌmɔrf)

either of a pair of chemically identical crystals that are mirror images of each other.
[< German (1856); see enantio-, -morph]
en•an`ti•o•mor′phism, n.
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Noun1.enantiomorph - either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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The microscopic world of the organic molecules that form the basis of life is the scene of some of the most fascinating enantiomorphs, called in this context stereoisomers.
The subtle same-yet-different aspect of enantiomorphs has been the subject of philosophical argument too.
42, 43) It should be noted that such a division into L-, R-, and S- rhythms is not a simple formal geometric operation, but rather that such functional enantiomorphs really react differently to environmental factors, or medical preparations, with varied dynamics of physiological and biochemical reactions.