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atactic

[ey-tak-tik] /eɪˈtæk tɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
(of a polymer) not stereospecific; lacking tacticity.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; a-6 + -tactic, back formation from tacticity
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atactic

/eɪˈtæktɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) (of a polymer) having random sequence of the stereochemical arrangement of groups on carbon atoms in the chain; not stereospecific
2.
(pathol) relating to or displaying ataxia
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