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enantiomer

Pronunciation: en-an'te-o-mer

Definition: One of a pair of molecules that are nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other; neither molecule has an internal plane of symmetry.

Synonym(s): optic antipode

[enantio- + G. meros, part]

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