Definition of enantiomorph in US English:

enantiomorph

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek enantios ‘opposite’ + -morph.

Pronunciation

enantiomorph

/əˈnantēōmôrf/