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 crystals, molecules, or compounds that are mirror images of each other but are not identical, and that rotate the plane of polarized light equally, but in opposite directions. Also called enantiomorph, optical isomer.
Origin of enantiomerGreek enantios, opposite; see ant- in Indo-European roots + –mer, isomer.
enantio- + -mer