enantiomorphous definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or pertaining to enantiomorphs or enantiomorphism; enantiomorphic
    • Similar, however superposable, i. e., regarding one another as a right-handed to a left-handed glove; -- said of certain hemihedral crystals.
    • Of or related to enantiomorphs or enantiomorphism; enantiomorphic
    • Similar, but not superposable, i. e., regarding one another as a right-handed to a left-handed glove; -- said of certain hemihedral crystals.
    • Of or pertaining to enantiomorphs or enantiomorphism; enantiomorphic
    • Similar, although not superposable, i. e., associated with both as a right-handed to a left-handed glove; -- said of particular hemihedral crystals.
  • others:
    • Contrasted in kind; specifically, comparable in form, not superposable; relevant, as an object to its image in a mirror, or a right-to a left-hand glove. The matching right- and left-handed hemimorphic kinds of quartz are enantiomorphous.
    • Contrasted in type; especially, similar in form, however superposable; relevant, as an object to its picture in a mirror, or a right-to a left-hand glove. The corresponding right- and left-handed hemimorphic kinds of quartz are enantiomorphous.
    • compared in form; specifically, similar in kind, but not superposable; related, as an object to its picture in a mirror, or a right-to a left-hand glove. The matching right- and left-handed hemimorphic forms of quartz are enantiomorphous.
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