racemization

[ras-uh-muh-zey-shuhn, rey-see-muh-]
noun Chemistry.
the conversion of an optically active substance into an optically inactive mixture of equal amounts of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms.

Origin:
1890–95; raceme + -ization

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racemize or racemise (ˈræsɪˌmaɪz)
 
vb
to change or cause to change into a racemic mixture
 
racemise or racemise
 
vb
 
racemi'zation or racemise
 
n
 
racemi'sation or racemise
 
n

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racemization ra·ce·mi·za·tion (rā'sə-mĭ-zā'shən, rās'ə-)
n.
Conversion of an optically active substance to a raceme.

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Another risk involves changes in the structure of amino acids, a kind of spontaneous twisting known as racemization.
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