racemic

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ra·ce·mic

adjective \-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

ra·ce·mic

adjective \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-

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