Definition of Enantiomer

1. Noun. Either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical.

Exact synonyms: Enantiomorph
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound



Definition of Enantiomer

1. Noun. (chemistry) One of a pair of stereoisomers that is the mirror image of the other, but may not be superimposed on this other stereoisomer. Almost always, a pair of enantiomers contain at least one chiral center, and a sample of either enantiomer will be optically active. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enantiomer

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Enantiomer

1. A pair of chiral isomers (stereoisomers) that are direct, nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other. (09 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enantiomer

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enantiodromia
enantiodromias
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enantioface
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enantiomer (current term)
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enantiomorphs
enantiopathic
enantiopathy

Literary usage of Enantiomer

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"If the carboxyl group occupies positions 1 or 3 of the conformer shown in Figure 2 it would correspond to the D or L enantiomer of the diaminobutyric acid, ..."

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