enantiomer

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en·an·ti·o·mer

 (ĭ-năn′tē-ə-mər)
n.
Either of a pair of molecules that are mirror images but cannot be superimposed on each other, and that rotate the plane of polarized light by an equal amount in opposite directions. Also called enantiomorph, optical isomer.

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

en·an′ti·o·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.

enantiomer

(ɛnˈæntɪəmə)
n
(Chemistry) chem a molecule that exhibits stereoisomerism because of the presence of one or more chiral centres

en•an•ti•o•mer

(ɪˈnæn ti ə mər)

n.
either of a pair of optical isomers that are mirror images of each other.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enantiomer - 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
Translations
énantiomèreéniantomère
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