stereoisomer

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noun ste·reo·iso·mer \ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər, ˌstir-\

Definition of stereoisomer

  1. :  any of a group of isomers in which atoms are linked in the same order but differ in their spatial arrangement

stereoisomeric

play \-ˌī-sə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective

stereoisomerism

play \-ī-ˈsä-mə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of stereoisomer

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stereoisomer

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noun ste·reo·iso·mer \ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər, ˌstir-\

Medical Definition of stereoisomer

  1. :  any of a group of isomers in which atoms are linked in the same order but differ in their spatial arrangement

stereoisomeric

\-ˌī-sə-ˈmer-ik\play adjective

stereoisomerism

\-ī-ˈsäm-ə-ˌriz-əm\play noun

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