tautomerism

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noun tau·tom·er·ism \tȯ-ˈtä-mə-ˌri-zəm\

Definition of tautomerism

  1. :  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


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tautomerism

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noun tau·tom·er·ism \tȯ-ˈtäm-ə-ˌriz-əm\

Medical Definition of tautomerism

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


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