epimer

noun
epi·​mer | \ ˈe-pi-mər How to pronounce epimer (audio) \

Definition of epimer

: either of two stereoisomers that differ in the arrangement of groups on a single asymmetric carbon atom (such as the first chiral center of a sugar's carbon chain)

Other Words from epimer

epimeric \ ˌe-​pi-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce epimeric (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of epimer

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epimer

epi- + isomer

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The first known use of epimer was circa 1911

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“Epimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epimer. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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epimer

noun
epi·​mer | \ ˈep-i-mər How to pronounce epimer (audio) \

Medical Definition of epimer

: either of the stereoisomers of a sugar or sugar derivative that differ in the arrangement of the hydrogen atom and the hydroxyl group on the first asymmetric carbon atom of a chain

Other Words from epimer

epimeric \ ˌep-​i-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce epimeric (audio) \ adjective

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