diastereomer

noun
di·​a·​ste·​reo·​mer | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈster-ē-ō-(ˌ)mər How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) , -ˈstir- \
variants: or diastereoisomer \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ˈī-​sə-​mər How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) , -​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

Other Words from diastereomer

diastereomeric \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) , -​ˌstir-​ \ or diastereoisomeric \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ˌī-​sə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) , -​ˌstir-​ \ adjective
diastereoisomerism \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ī-​ˈsä-​mə-​ˌri-​zəm How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) , -​ˌstir-​ \ noun

First Known Use of diastereomer

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Diastereomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diastereomer. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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diastereomer

noun
di·​a·​ste·​reo·​mer | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈster-ē-ō-(ˌ)mər, -ˈstir- How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) \
variants: or diastereoisomer \ -​ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ˈī-​sə-​mər, -​ˌstir-​ How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) \

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

Other Words from diastereomer

diastereomeric \ -​ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ˈmer-​ik, -​ˌstir-​ How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) \ or diastereoisomeric \ -​ˌī-​sə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) \ adjective
diastereoisomerism \ -​ī-​ˈsäm-​ə-​ˌriz-​əm How to pronounce diastereomer (audio) \ noun

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