389. Symmetry

See also 170. FORM .

the quality or condition of lacking symmetry. — asymmetrical, asymmetric, adj.
Botany. the condition of having two planes of symmetry at right angles to one another. — bisymmetric, bisymmetrical, adj.
1. the state exhibited by a crystal, having three unequal axes with one oblique intersection; the state of being monoclinic. See also 44. BIOLOGY .
2. Biology. the state of being zygomorphic, or bilaterally symmetric, or divisible into symmetrical halves by one plane only. See also zygomorphism. See also PHYSICS. monosymmetric, monosymmetrical, adj.
a mania for symmetry.
an abnormal fear or dislike of symmetry.

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