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

Other Words from racemization

racemize \rā-​ˈsē-​ˌmīz, rə-​; ˈra-​sə-​ \ verb

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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racemization

noun
ra·​ce·​mi·​za·​tion
variants: also British racemisation \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

Other Words from racemization

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

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