follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

stereoisomerism

[ster-ee-oh-ahy-som-uh-riz-uh m, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊ aɪˈsɒm əˌrɪz əm, ˌstɪər-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the isomerism ascribed to different relative positions of the atoms or groups of atoms in the molecules of organic compounds.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; stereo- + isomerism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for stereo isomerism

stereoisomerism

/ˌstɛrɪəʊaɪˈsɒməˌrɪzəm; ˌstɪər-/
noun
1.
(chem) isomerism caused by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules
Derived Forms
stereoisometric (ˌstɛrɪəʊˌaɪsəˈmɛtrɪk; ˌstɪər-) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
stereo isomerism in Medicine

stereoisomerism ster·e·o·i·som·er·ism (stěr'ē-ō-ī-sŏm'ə-rĭz'əm, stēr'-)
n.
Isomerism created by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule.


ster'e·o·i'so·mer'ic (-ī'-sə-měr'ĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for stereo

6
6
Scrabble Words With Friends