stereoisomer

noun

ste·​reo·​iso·​mer ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər How to pronounce stereoisomer (audio)
ˌstir-
: any of a group of isomers in which atoms are linked in the same order but differ in their spatial arrangement
stereoisomeric adjective
stereoisomerism noun

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First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stereoisomer was in 1894

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“Stereoisomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereoisomer. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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stereoisomer

noun

ste·​reo·​iso·​mer ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər, ˌstir- How to pronounce stereoisomer (audio)
: any of a group of isomers in which atoms are linked in the same order but differ in their spatial arrangement
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