geminal

adjective

gem·​i·​nal ˈje-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce geminal (audio)
: relating to or characterized by two usually similar substituents on the same atom
geminally adverb

Word History

Etymology

Latin geminus twin

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geminal was in 1967

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“Geminal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geminal. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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