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stereoisomer

noun ste·reo·iso·mer \ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər, ˌstir-\

Definition of STEREOISOMER

:  any of a group of isomers in which atoms are linked in the same order but differ in their spatial arrangement
ste·reo·iso·mer·ic \-ˌī-sə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective
ste·reo·isom·er·ism \-ī-ˈsä-mə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

Origin of STEREOISOMER

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1894

stereoisomer

noun ste·reo·iso·mer \ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər, ˌstir-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STEREOISOMER

:  any of a group of isomers in which atoms are linked in the same order but differ in their spatial arrangement
ste·reo·iso·mer·ic \-ˌī-sə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective
ste·reo·isom·er·ism \-ī-ˈsäm-ə-ˌriz-əm\ noun

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