stereospecific


ste·reo·spe·cif·ic

adjective \ˌster-ē-ō-spi-ˈsi-fik, ˌstir-\

Definition of STEREOSPECIFIC

:  being, produced by, or involved in a stereochemically specific process <many enzymes act as stereospecific catalysts> <stereospecific plastics>
ste·reo·spe·cif·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
ste·reo·spec·i·fic·i·ty \-ˌspe-sə-ˈfi-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of STEREOSPECIFIC

1949

ste·reo·spe·cif·ic

adjective \-spə-ˈsif-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STEREOSPECIFIC

: relating to, being, or effecting a reaction or process in which different stereoisomeric starting materials produce different stereoisomeric products <stereospecific polymerization> <stereospecific catalysts>
ste·reo·spe·cif·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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