substituent

noun
sub·​stit·​u·​ent | \ səb-ˈsti-chə-wənt How to pronounce substituent (audio) , -ˈstich-wənt \

Definition of substituent

: an atom or group that replaces another atom or group in a molecule

Other Words from substituent

substituent adjective

First Known Use of substituent

circa 1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for substituent

Latin substituent-, substituens, present participle of substituere

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The first known use of substituent was circa 1896

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“Substituent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/substituent. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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substituent

noun
sub·​stit·​u·​ent | \ səb-ˈstich-(ə-)wənt How to pronounce substituent (audio) \

Medical Definition of substituent

: an atom or group that replaces another atom or group in a molecule

Other Words from substituent

substituent adjective

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