diastereomer

noun di·a·ste·reo·mer \ ˌdī-ə-ˈster-ē-ō-(ˌ)mər , -ˈstir- \
variants: or diastereoisomer play \-ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər, -ˌstir-\

Definition of diastereomer

:a stereoisomer of a compound having two or more chiral centers that is not a mirror image of another stereoisomer of the same compound — compare enantiomer

diastereomeric

play \-ˌster-ē-ō-ˈmer-ik, -ˌstir-\ or diastereoisomeric play \-ˌī-sə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective

diastereoisomerism

play \-ī-ˈsä-mə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of diastereomer

1936


Medical Dictionary

diastereomer

noun di·a·ste·reo·mer \ ˌdī-ə-ˈster-ē-ō-(ˌ)mər, -ˈstir- \
variants: or diastereoisomer play \-ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər, -ˌstir-\

medical Definition of diastereomer

:an isomer that is a stereoisomer of a compound having two or more chiral centers and that is not a mirror image of another stereoisomer of the same compound

diastereomeric

play \-ˌster-ē-ō-ˈmer-ik, -ˌstir-\ or diastereoisomeric play \-ˌī-sə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective

diastereoisomerism

play \-ī-ˈsäm-ə-ˌriz-əm\ noun

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up diastereomer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

ditzy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!