tautomerism

noun

tau·​tom·​er·​ism tȯ-ˈtä-mə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce tautomerism (audio)
: isomerism in which the isomers change into one another with great ease so that they ordinarily exist together in equilibrium

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tautomerism was in 1888

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“Tautomerism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tautomerism. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

tautomerism

noun
tau·​tom·​er·​ism tȯ-ˈtäm-ə-ˌriz-əm How to pronounce tautomerism (audio)
: isomerism in which the isomers change into one another with great ease so that they ordinarily exist together in equilibrium

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