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epimerism

/ɪˈpɪməˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
optical isomerism in which isomers (epimers) can form about asymmetric atoms within the molecule, esp in carbohydrates
Derived Forms
epimeric (ˌɛpɪˈmɛrɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: German Epimer (see epi-, -mer) + -ism
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