epimer

noun
epi·​mer | \ˈe-pi-mər \

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of epimer

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epimer

epi- + isomer

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epimer

noun
epi·​mer | \ˈep-i-mər \

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 \ adjective

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