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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.
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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.
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a·sym·met·ric

, asymmetrical (āsi-metrik, -ri-kăl)
Not symmetric; denoting a lack of symmetry between two or more like parts.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Asymmetric

Not occurring equally on both sides of the body.
Mentioned in: Postpolio Syndrome
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·sym·met·ric

, asymmetrical (āsi-metrik, -ri-kăl)
Not symmetric; denoting a lack of symmetry between two or more like parts.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Caption: Scheme 1: Fabrication procedure for the asymmetric stretchable electrode.
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The asymmetric key/recess system is configured for an easy probing and engagement, and its improved strength allows for the fastener to be engaged without stopping the installation tool.
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