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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.
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Noun1.enantiomorphism - the relation of opposition between crystals or molecules that are reflections of one another
opposition - a direction opposite to another
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As omnivorous of other artists' ideas as was Smithson himself, she reworked her friend's signal contribution up to that point, the staging of enantiomorphism, for her own use.
Like the residual late-medieval astronomy driven by Pythagorean investments and beloved by Kepler, (10) narrative embedding and its cousin ring composition revel in symmetry and enantiomorphism or mirroring, especially regarding Kepler's mise en abyme among inner- and outermost diegetic voices in the Somnium.
Although it is primarily the phenomenology of temporal lineation "through" both kinds of nested structures that enables this resemblance, it must also be remembered that both ring composition and narrative embedding, as when Whitman compares them to chiasmus and Todorov compares them to grammatical embedding in Indo-European sentences, can be taken as enantiomorphisms of localized syntax.