stereoisomer

noun
ste·​reo·​iso·​mer | \ ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər How to pronounce stereoisomer (audio) , ˌstir- \

Definition of stereoisomer

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

Other Words from stereoisomer

stereoisomeric \ ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ˌī-​sə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce stereoisomer (audio) , ˌstir-​ \ adjective
stereoisomerism \ ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ī-​ˈsä-​mə-​ˌri-​zəm How to pronounce stereoisomer (audio) , ˌstir-​ \ noun

First Known Use of stereoisomer

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Stereoisomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereoisomer. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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stereoisomer

noun
ste·​reo·​iso·​mer | \ ˌster-ē-ō-ˈī-sə-mər, ˌstir- How to pronounce stereoisomer (audio) \

Medical Definition of stereoisomer

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

Other Words from stereoisomer

stereoisomeric \ -​ˌī-​sə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce stereoisomer (audio) \ adjective
stereoisomerism \ -​ī-​ˈsäm-​ə-​ˌriz-​əm How to pronounce stereoisomer (audio) \ noun

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