stereospecific

adjective
ste·reo·spe·cif·ic | \ˌster-ē-ō-spi-ˈsi-fik, ˌstir-\

Definition of stereospecific 

: being, produced by, or involved in a stereochemically specific process many enzymes act as stereospecific catalysts stereospecific plastics

Other Words from stereospecific

stereospecifically \ˌster-ē-ō-spi-ˈsi-fi-k(ə-)lē, ˌstir- \ adverb
stereospecificity \ˌster-ē-ō-ˌspe-sə-ˈfi-sə-tē, ˌstir- \ noun

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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stereospecific

adjective
ste·reo·spe·cif·ic | \-spə-ˈsif-ik \

Medical Definition of stereospecific 

: relating to, being, or effecting a reaction or process in which different stereoisomeric starting materials produce different stereoisomeric products stereospecific polymerization stereospecific catalysts

Other Words from stereospecific

stereospecifically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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