racemic

racemic

[rey-see-mik, -sem-ik, ruh-]
adjective Chemistry.
noting or pertaining to any of various organic compounds in which racemism occurs.

Origin:
1830–40; < French racémique < Latin racēm(us) raceme + French -ique -ic

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racemic (rəˈsiːmɪk, -ˈsɛm-)
 
adj
chem of, concerned with, or being a mixture of equal amounts of enantiomers and consequently having no optical activity
 
[C19: from raceme (as in racemic acid) + -ic]
 
racemism
 
n

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racemic ra·ce·mic (rā-sē'mĭk, -sěm'ĭk, rə-)
adj.
Abbr. r
Of or relating to a chemical compound that contains equal quantities of dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms and therefore does not rotate the plane of incident polarized light.

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racemic   (rə-sē'mĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to a chemical compound that contains equal quantities of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of the compound and therefore does not rotate the plane of incident polarized light.

  2. Relating to or consisting of racemes.


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