tautomer

noun
tau·​to·​mer | \ ˈtȯ-tə-mər How to pronounce tautomer (audio) \

Definition of tautomer

: any of the forms of a tautomeric compound

Examples of tautomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Called a tautomer, the drug assumes two forms, one which closely resembles uracil (U) and the other cytosine (C). William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of tautomer

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tautomer

International Scientific Vocabulary, from tautomeric

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“Tautomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tautomer. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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tautomer

noun
tau·​to·​mer | \ ˈtȯt-ə-mər How to pronounce tautomer (audio) \

Medical Definition of tautomer

: any of the forms of a tautomeric compound

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