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stereoisomer

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

Definition of stereoisomer

  1. :  any of a group of isomers in which atoms are linked in the same order but differ in their spatial arrangement

stereoisomeric play \-ˌī-sə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective
stereoisomerism play \-ī-ˈsä-mə-ˌri-zəm\ noun


Origin of stereoisomer

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1894


Medical Dictionary

stereoisomer

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

Medical Definition of stereoisomer

  1. :  any of a group of isomers in which atoms are linked in the same order but differ in their spatial arrangement

stereoisomeric \-ˌī-sə-ˈmer-ik\play adjective
stereoisomerism \-ī-ˈsäm-ə-ˌriz-əm\play noun



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