isomerize

verb isom·er·ize \ ī-ˈsä-mə-ˌrīz \

Definition of isomerize

isomerized; isomerizing
: to become changed into an isomeric form
: to cause to isomerize

isomerization

play \ī-ˌsä-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of isomerize

1891

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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isomerize

verb isom·er·ize
variants: also British isomerise play \ī-ˈsäm-ə-ˌrīz\

medical Definition of isomerize

isomerized also British isomerised; isomerizing also British isomerising
: to become changed into an isomeric form
: to cause to isomerize

isomerization

also British isomerisation play \-ˌsäm-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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