tautomerism

noun
tau·​tom·​er·​ism | \ tȯ-ˈtä-mə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce tautomerism (audio) \

Definition of tautomerism

: isomerism in which the isomers change into one another with great ease so that they ordinarily exist together in equilibrium

First Known Use of tautomerism

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Tautomerism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tautomerism. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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tautomerism

noun
tau·​tom·​er·​ism | \ tȯ-ˈtäm-ə-ˌriz-əm How to pronounce tautomerism (audio) \

Medical Definition of tautomerism

: isomerism in which the isomers change into one another with great ease so that they ordinarily exist together in equilibrium

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