enantiomorph

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐναντίος (enantíos, opposite) + μορφή (morphḗ, form).

Noun[edit]

enantiomorph (plural enantiomorphs)

  1. Mirror image, form related to another as an object is to its image in a mirror.
  2. Either of a pair of crystals that are mirror images of each other, and are optically active.
  3. (chemistry) A similar molecule or compound; an enantiomer.