racemization

noun ra·ce·mi·za·tion \ rā-ˌsē-mə-ˈzā-shən , rə- ; ˌra-sə-mə- \

Definition of racemization

: the action or process of changing from an optically active compound into a racemic compound or mixture

racemize

play \rā-ˈsē-ˌmīz, rə-; ˈra-sə-\ verb

First Known Use of racemization

1895

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racemization

noun ra·ce·mi·za·tion
variants: also British racemisation play \rā-ˌsē-mə-ˈzā-shən, rə-; ˌras-ə-mə-\

medical Definition of racemization

: the action or process of changing from an optically active compound into a racemic compound or mixture

racemize

also British racemise play \rā-ˈsē-ˌmīz, rə-; ˈras-ə-\ verb -mized also British -mised; -mizing also British -mising

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