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syndiotactic

[sin-dahy-oh-tak-tik, sin-dahy-] /sɪnˌdaɪ oʊˈtæk tɪk, ˌsɪn daɪ-/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
(of a polymer molecule) having a regular alternation of opposite configurations at successive regularly spaced positions along the chain.
See also configuration (def 4).
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; irregular < Greek sýndyo two together (see syn-, duo-) + tactic
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syndiotacticity
[sin-dahy-oh-tak-tis-i-tee, sin-dahy-] /sɪnˌdaɪ oʊ tækˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌsɪn daɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for syndiotacticity

syndiotactic

/ˌsɪndɪəʊˈtæktɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) (of a stereospecific polymer) having alternating stereochemical configurations of the groups on successive carbon atoms in the chain Compare isotactic
Word Origin
C20: from syndyo, from Greek sunduo two together + -tactic
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