steric

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adjective ste·ric \ˈster-ik, ˈstir-\

Definition of steric

  1. :  relating to or involving the arrangement of atoms in space :  spatial

sterically

play \ˈster-i-k(ə-)lē, ˈstir-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of steric

International Scientific Vocabulary stere- + 1-ic


First Known Use: 1898


Medical Dictionary

steric

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adjective ste·ric \ˈster-ik, ˈstir-\

Medical Definition of steric

  1. :  relating to or involving the arrangement of atoms in space

sterically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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