One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Each of two crystalline or other geometric forms that are mirror images of each other.
- ‘As tantalizingly similar as they may appear, enantiomorphs cannot be reconciled.’
- ‘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.’
Late 19th century: from Greek enantios ‘opposite’ + -morph.
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