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racemic

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adjective ra·ce·mic \-ˈsē-mik\

Definition of racemic

  1. :  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


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racemic

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adjective ra·ce·mic \rā-ˈsē-mik, rə-\

Medical Definition of racemic

  1. :  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-




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