Dictionary

racemic

adjective ra·ce·mic \-ˈsē-mik\

Definition of RACEMIC

:  of, relating to, or constituting a compound or mixture that is composed of equal amounts of dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of the same compound and is not optically active

Origin of RACEMIC

racemic acid, a compound with such a structure obtained from grape juice, ultimately from Latin racemus
First Known Use: 1892

racemic

adjective ra·ce·mic \rā-ˈsē-mik, rə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RACEMIC

:  of, relating to, or constituting a compound or mixture that is composed of equal amounts of dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of the same compound and is optically inactive—compare dl-

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: racemic acidPrevious Word in the Dictionary: race memoryAll Words Near: racemic
May 29, 2015
bodacious Hear it
unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears