Definition of "dissymmetry" [dis•sym•me•try]

  • Lack of symmetry. (noun)

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Use "dissymmetry" in a sentence
  • "As a result he devoted himself to the study of what he called dissymmetry, pointing out that inorganic substances are not dissymmetrical in their crystallization, while all the products of vegetable and animal life are dissymmetric."
  • "Another illustration for arriving at a single molecule of high dissymmetry through chance action and normal thermic agitation."
  • "Checking the organ donation box will thankfully certainly not shorten your life, but on average, since organ donors die as frequently as the rest of the population, this decision will save lives without any doubts because of the big dissymmetry between people who need donors and actual donors."