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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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Stereoselective interaction of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole with the separated enantiomorphs of racemic warfarin in man.
Symmetrical patterns present a variety of perceptual problems (Wagemans, 1995), several of which indicate that the two enantiomorphs forming such figures are interdependent.
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.
Chi square tests were performed to determine whether insects moved randomly among floral morphs, and to check the probabilities of an 1:1 ratio between both enantiomorphs in the population.
As it is known, the D- and L-configurations represent extreme displays of enantiomorphs; therefore, a priority of any configuration means the maximum gradient between them.
More recently, Turnbull and his colleagues have documented cases who are able to recognize pictures of objects and even name them correctly but who are gravely impaired in the spatial processing of these same stimuli--for example, failing to discriminate enantiomorphs (mirror-images) or identify the conventional 'upright' orientation for familiar objects (e.g.
I also found a drawing of a pair of Japan-law twinned quartz crystals but, for some reason, the pair are enantiomorphs; that is, one is a left-handed crystal and the other is a right-handed crystal.
Moreover, in a book that is not averse to some arcane terminology ('protreptic' is a favourite adjective, Erofeev's characters are 'enantiomorphs' (p.