stereochemistry

noun
ste·​reo·​chem·​is·​try | \ ˌster-ē-ō-ˈke-mə-strē How to pronounce stereochemistry (audio) , 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 How to pronounce stereochemistry (audio) , ˌstir-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of stereochemistry

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stereochemistry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereochemistry. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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stereochemistry

noun
ste·​reo·​chem·​is·​try | \ ˌster-ē-ō-ˈkem-ə-strē, ˌstir- How to pronounce stereochemistry (audio) \
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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