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a·sym·met·ric (a),

(ā'sim-et'rik),
Not symmetric; denoting a lack of symmetry between two or more like parts.

asymmetric

(ā′sĭ-mĕt′rĭk) also

asymmetrical

(-rĭ-kəl)
adj.
Chemistry Of or relating to a carbon atom having four different atoms or structural groups attached to it, resulting in an unbalanced spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule, so that the molecule cannot be superimposed on its mirror image; chiral.

a′sym·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
a·sym′me·try (ā-sĭm′ĭ-trē) adv.

asymmetric

[ā′simet′rik, as′imet′rik]
Etymology: Gk, a + symmetria, without proportion
1 (of the body or parts of the body) unequal in size or shape.
2 different in placement or arrangement about an axis. Also called asymmetrical. Compare symmetric. asymmetry [āsim′itrē, asim] , n.

a·sym·met·ric

, asymmetrical (āsi-metrik, -ri-kăl)
Not symmetric; denoting a lack of symmetry between two or more like parts.

Asymmetric

Not occurring equally on both sides of the body.
Mentioned in: Postpolio Syndrome

a·sym·met·ric

, asymmetrical (āsi-metrik, -ri-kăl)
Not symmetric; denoting a lack of symmetry between two or more like parts.

asymmetric (āsimet´rik),

adj unevenly arranged; out of balance; not the same on both sides; not a mirror image on both sides.
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