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asymmetry

 [a-sim´ĕ-tre]
lack or absence of symmetry; dissimilarity in corresponding parts or organs on opposite sides of the body that are normally alike. In chemistry, lack of symmetry in the special arrangements of the atoms and radicals within the molecule or crystal. adj., adj asymmet´rical.

a·sym·me·try

(ā-sim'e-trē),
1. Lack of symmetry; disproportion between two parts normally alike.
2. Significant difference in amplitude or frequency of EEG activity recorded simultaneously from the two sides of the brain under identical conditions.
Synonym(s): dissymmetry

asymmetry

/asym·me·try/ (a-sim´ĕ-tre) lack or absence of symmetry; dissimilarity in corresponding parts or organs on opposite sides of the body which are normally alike. In chemistry, lack of symmetry in the special arrangements of the atoms and radicals within the molecule or crystal.asymmet´rical

asymmetry

asymmetry

Lacking symmetry Neurology A proportional difference/discordance between the right/left hemispheres, especially vis-`a-vis function

a·sym·me·try

(ā-sim'ĕ-trē)
1. Lack of symmetry; disproportion between two normally similar parts.
2. Significant difference in amplitude or frequency of electroencephalographic activity recorded simultaneously from the two sides of the brain.

asymmetry,

n lack of symmetry, particularly in situations where some form of symmetry is to be expected.

a·sym·me·try

(ā-sim'ĕ-trē)
Lack of symmetry; disproportion between two parts normally alike.

asymmetry,

n an inharmonious relationship between the maxillary and mandibular teeth during closure or functional jaw movements or facial features.

asymmetry

1. lack or absence of symmetry; dissimilarity in corresponding parts or organs on opposite sides of the body which are normally alike.
2. in chemistry, lack of symmetry in the special arrangements of the atoms and radicals within the molecule or crystal.
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