Asymmetrical


a·sym·met·ric
[ey-suh-me-trik, as-uh-]

–adjective
1.
not identical on both sides of a central line; unsymmetrical; lacking symmetry: Most faces are asymmetric.
2.
(of a logical or mathematical relation) holding true of members of a class in one order but not in the opposite order, as in the relation “being an ancestor of.”
3.
Chemistry .
a.
having an unsymmetrical arrangement of atoms in a molecule.
b.
noting a carbon atom bonded to four different atoms or groups.
c.
(of a polymer) noting an atom or group that is within a polymer chain and is bonded to two different atoms or groups that are external to the chain.

Origin:
1870–75; a-6  + symmetric

—Related forms
a·sym·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb

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