racemization


ra·ce·mi·za·tion

noun \rā-ˌsē-mə-ˈzā-shən, rə-; ˌra-sə-mə-\

Definition of RACEMIZATION

:  the action or process of changing from an optically active compound into a racemic compound or mixture
ra·ce·mize \rā-ˈsē-ˌmīz, rə-; ˈra-sə-\ verb

First Known Use of RACEMIZATION

1895

ra·ce·mi·za·tion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RACEMIZATION

: the action or process of changing from an optically active compound into a racemic compound or mixture
ra·ce·mize also British ra·ce·mise \rā-ˈsē-ˌmīz, rə-; ˈras-ə-\ verb, ra·ce·mized also British ra·ce·mised ra·ce·miz·ing also British ra·ce·mis·ing

Variants of RACEMIZATION

ra·ce·mi·za·tion also British ra·ce·mi·sa·tion \rā-ˌsē-mə-ˈzā-shən, rə-; ˌras-ə-mə-\

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