geminal

adjective
gem·​i·​nal | \ ˈje-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce geminal (audio) \

Definition of geminal

: relating to or characterized by two usually similar substituents on the same atom

Other Words from geminal

geminally \ ˈje-​mə-​-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce geminally (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of geminal

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geminal

Latin geminus twin

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“Geminal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geminal. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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