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Unsymmetrical

adjective
1.
Lacking symmetry.  Synonym: unsymmetric.
2.
Having unsymmetrical parts or unequal dimensions or measurements.  Synonym: anisometric.






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"Unsymmetrical" Quotes from Famous Books



... be suffering from a slight concussion," Hinman explained. "There was a swelling on one side of his head, as though some one had struck him, and the pupils of his eyes were unsymmetrical. He had also a cut on the wrist," he added, after ...
— The Gloved Hand • Burton E. Stevenson

... case which has been adduced as one of special difficulty, a more complete explanation is given. Soles, turbots, and other flatfish are, as is well known, unsymmetrical. They live and move on their sides, the under side being usually differently coloured from that which is kept uppermost. Now the eyes of these fish are curiously distorted in order that both eyes may be on the upper side, where alone they would be of any use. It was objected by Mr. Mivart ...
— Darwinism (1889) • Alfred Russel Wallace

... that remains, however, is the most likely, and I propose to look in there to-morrow morning. Meanwhile, we have completed our data, with Polton's assistance. Here is a tracing of our friend's skull taken from the mould; you see it is an extreme type of brachycephalic skull, and markedly unsymmetrical. Here is a transverse section of his hair, which is quite circular—unlike yours or mine, which would be oval. We have the mother-of-pearl dust from the outside of the hat, and from the inside similar dust mixed with various fibres ...
— John Thorndyke's Cases • R. Austin Freeman



Words linked to "Unsymmetrical" :   asymmetric, asymmetrical, unsymmetric, anisometric, unequal



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