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substituent

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noun sub·stit·u·ent \səb-ˈsti-chə-wənt, -ˈstich-wənt\

Definition of substituent

  1. :  an atom or group that replaces another atom or group in a molecule

substituent adjective


Origin of substituent

Latin substituent-, substituens, present participle of substituere


First Known Use: circa 1896


Medical Dictionary

substituent

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noun sub·stit·u·ent \səb-ˈstich-(ə-)wənt\

Medical Definition of substituent

  1. :  an atom or group that replaces another atom or group in a molecule

substituent adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "substituent"


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