asymmetrical

[ ey-suh-me-trik or ey-suh-me-tri-kuh l; as-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF asymmetrical
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The Pleuronectidae, or Flat-fish, are remarkable for their asymmetrical bodies.

Now it appears that the two halves of this missile are asymmetrical.

Shoulders are narrow, usually tapered, and may be asymmetrical.

Always the architectural sense, though his rhythms are elliptical at times and he betrays a predilection for the asymmetrical.

The tail is asymmetrical (heterocercal), and numerous placoid scales (dermal denticles) are embedded in the skin.

Some points are asymmetrical due to variation in depth and location of notches.

Ventral tentacular cirrus of second somite of a thin or foliaceous and asymmetrical form.

I could not find any asymmetrical somites, judging from the elytrophores.

About one-half of the measured examples had asymmetrical shoulders.

His head is asymmetrical, and is full at the occiput, slightly sunken at the bregma, and the forehead is low.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s; see asymmetry + -ical. Other forms that have served as an adjective based on asymmetry are asymmetral (1620s), asymmetrous (1660s), and asymmetric (1875); only the last seems to have any currency. Related: Asymmetrically.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ASYMMETRICAL

asymmetric

adjectiveirregular
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