either of two isomers that are, partly or completely, mirror images of each other: they usually have nearly identical properties, although one form is dextrorotatory and the other levorotatory
also called en·an′tio·morph·
Origin of enantiomeraltered from enantiomorph from German from Classical Greek enantios, opposite ( from en, in + anti, against, anti-) + German -morph, -morph
Either of a pair of molecules that are mirror images but cannot be superimposed on each other, and that rotate the plane of polarized light by an equal amount in opposite directions. Also called enantiomorph . Also called optical isomer .
Origin of enantiomerGreek enantios opposite ; see ant- in Indo-European roots. -mer isomer
enantio- + -mer