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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