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enantiomorph

Line breaks: en¦antio|morph
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnantɪə(ʊ)mɔːf
 
, ɛ-/

Definition of enantiomorph in English:

noun

Each of two crystalline or other geometrical forms which are mirror images of each other.
Example sentences
  • Two asymmetrical trails that mirror each other could be called enantiomorphic after those two common enantiomorphs - the right and left hands.
  • Exhibiting external bilateral symmetry about a vertical midline, the human body consists of two enantiomorphs - the right and left sides.
  • As tantalizingly similar as they may appear, enantiomorphs cannot be reconciled.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek enantios 'opposite' + -morph.

Derivatives

enantiomorphic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Reynolds finds that Smithson's attempts to reveal blind spots embedded in certain models of perception that prevailed during the 1960s were repeatedly figured in works that relied on enantiomorphic strategies.
  • Smithson's enantiomorphic deconstructions of Stephens's Yucatan views produce, in the aggregate, a kind of spontaneous construction of their own.
  • In 1965, the idea of the enantiomorphic pair migrated from the Man of Sorrow paintings to a two-part wall sculpture called Enantiomorphic Chambers.

enantiomorphism

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/
noun
Example sentences
  • Smithson's seizing on the idea of enantiomorphism as his general model of reflection is, I think, the aspect of his work that most fully approximates poststructuralism.

enantiomorphous

3
Pronunciation: /-ˈmɔːfəs/
adjective

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