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[ster-ee-oh-ahy-suh-mer, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊˈaɪ sə mər, ˌstɪər-/
noun, Chemistry.
any of two or more isomers exhibiting stereoisomerism.
Origin of stereoisomer
1895-1900; stereo- + isomer Unabridged
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/ˌstɛrɪəʊˈaɪsəmə; ˌstɪər-/
(chem) one of the isomers of a compound that exhibits stereoisomerism
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stereoisomer in Medicine

stereoisomer ster·e·o·i·so·mer (stěr'ē-ō-ī'sə-mər, stēr'-)
A molecule containing the same number and kind of atomic groupings as another but having a different spatial arrangement, thus exhibiting different properties.

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stereoisomer in Science
Any of two or more isomers having the same linkages between the atoms but differing in the way these atoms are arranged in space. There are two types of stereoisomers, geometric isomers and enantiomers. Compare structural isomer.
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