stereo-isomerism

stereoisomerism

[ster-ee-oh-ahy-som-uh-riz-uhm, steer-]
noun Chemistry.
the isomerism ascribed to different relative positions of the atoms or groups of atoms in the molecules of organic compounds.

Origin:
1890–95; stereo- + isomerism

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stereoisomerism (ˌstɛrɪəʊaɪˈsɒməˌrɪzəm, ˌstɪər-)
 
n
chem isomerism caused by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules
 
stereoisometric
 
adj

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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.
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