racemization

noun
ra·​ce·​mi·​za·​tion | \ rā-ˌsē-mə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce racemization (audio) , 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 How to pronounce racemize (audio) , rə-​ ; ˈra-​sə-​ \ verb

First Known Use of racemization

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Racemization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racemization. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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racemization

noun
ra·​ce·​mi·​za·​tion
variants: also British racemisation \ rā-​ˌsē-​mə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce racemisation (audio) , rə-​; ˌras-​ə-​mə-​ How to pronounce racemisation (audio) \

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 How to pronounce racemise (audio) , rə-​; ˈras-​ə-​ How to pronounce racemise (audio) \ verb racemized also British racemised; racemizing also British racemising

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