stereochemistry

noun
ste·reo·chem·is·try | \ˌster-ē-ō-ˈke-mə-strē, ˌstir-\

Definition of stereochemistry 

1 : a branch of chemistry that deals with the spatial arrangement of atoms and groups in molecules

2 : the spatial arrangement of atoms and groups in a compound and its relation to the properties of the compound

Other Words from stereochemistry

stereochemical \ˌster-ē-ō-ˈke-mi-kəl, ˌstir- \ adjective

First Known Use of stereochemistry

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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stereochemistry

noun
ste·reo·chem·is·try | \ˌster-ē-ō-ˈkem-ə-strē, ˌstir- \
plural stereochemistries

Medical Definition of stereochemistry 

1 : a branch of chemistry that deals with the spatial arrangement of atoms and groups in molecules

2 : the spatial arrangement of atoms and groups in a compound and its relation to the properties of the compound

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