EPIMERISM

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epimerism (ɪˈpɪməˌrɪzəm)
 
n
optical isomerism in which isomers (epimers) can form about asymmetric atoms within the molecule, esp in carbohydrates
 
[C20: German Epimer (see epi-, -mer) + -ism]
 
epimeric
 
adj

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