atactic

adjective

atac·​tic (ˌ)ā-ˈtak-tik How to pronounce atactic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a polymer exhibiting no stereochemical regularity of structure
atactic polypropylene
compare isotactic

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary a- entry 2 + -tactic

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of atactic was in 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Atactic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atactic. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

atactic

adjective
atac·​tic (ˈ)ā-ˈtak-tik How to pronounce atactic (audio)
: lacking regularity or coordination
specifically : characterized by ataxia
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