substituent


sub·stit·u·ent

noun \səb-ˈsti-chə-wənt, -ˈstich-wənt\

Definition of SUBSTITUENT

:  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

sub·stit·u·ent

noun \səb-ˈstich-(ə-)wənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUBSTITUENT

: an atom or group that replaces another atom or group in a molecule
substituent adjective

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