enantiomorphism


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en·an·ti·o·morph

 (ĭ-năn′tē-ə-môrf′)
[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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The concepts of "hybridism" and "enantiomorphism" (scientific term designating the particular symmetry of some objects or molecules that are symmetrical but cannot be overlapped, such as man's hands) reveal thus to be the guiding criteria of this innovative reading of the work of Levi, a poligrafo of the XX century whose profile is rich in anomalous symmetries--between the witness and the writer of fiction, the poet and the chemist, the illuminist intellectual and his nocturnal side--that cannot be rejoined through a "simple translation" (semplice traslazione).
(1) The article signed by Souad Mekhennet surprises the anguished actuality of an unseen war, of the postmodern conflict between two worlds in a completely antagonist relation on one side, an explicable relation of social enantiomorphism (2) in the context of migration, of actual deteritorialisation (3) and, on the other side, a virulent clash of religious ideologies, religious and antireligious fundamentalisms.
We witness the power of reformation and transformation of the feminist waves which we see in comparison with the model of topological transformations of the Mobius Band, as the invisible structures with square faces marked by lack of directionality and enantiomorphism, assembled/ coupled in various relatively opposable and relatively complementary manners: the political wave--of the suffragettes; the ideological wave--of a liberal type, the foundation and the promoter of more or less contradictory derivates, translated either by ideology, or by activism; the cultural wave--translated by the failure of the postmodern co-involvement of the feminist approaches and their "cast" into the space of trans-feminisms.
This raises the question would a better understanding of how cross-linking temperature affects enantiomeric properties of mesogens in the synthesis of LC elastomers be relevant to fields such as pharmacology and medicine where enantiomorphism is known to be important?