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noun 
  1. (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 centre, and a sample of either enantiomer will be optically active.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: enantiomeer
  • French: énantiomère
  • German: Enantiomer
  • Italian: enantiomero
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: enantiómero
Etymology: From (term, enantio-) + (term, -mer).


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