racemization

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

Definition of racemization

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

racemization

noun ra·ce·mi·za·tion
variants: also British

racemisation

\rā-ˌsē-mə-ˈzā-shən, rə-; ˌras-ə-mə-\play play

Medical Definition of racemization

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

racemize

also British

racemise

\rā-ˈsē-ˌmīz, rə-; ˈras-ə-\play play verb

racemized

also British

racemised

;

racemizing

also British

racemising


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