stereospecific

adjective
ste·​reo·​spe·​cif·​ic | \ ˌster-ē-ō-spi-ˈsi-fik How to pronounce stereospecific (audio) , 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 How to pronounce stereospecifically (audio) , ˌstir-​ \ adverb
stereospecificity \ ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ˌspe-​sə-​ˈfi-​sə-​tē How to pronounce stereospecificity (audio) , ˌstir-​ \ noun

First Known Use of stereospecific

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Stereospecific.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereospecific. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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stereospecific

adjective
ste·​reo·​spe·​cif·​ic | \ -spə-ˈsif-ik How to pronounce stereospecific (audio) \

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 How to pronounce stereospecifically (audio) \ adverb

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