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[ep-uh-mer] /ˈɛp ə mər/
noun, Chemistry.
either of a pair of isomeric aldose compounds, especially of certain sugars, that differ from each other in the positions of the H and OH at the second atom from the end of the carbon chain, as d-glucose and d-mannose.
Also, epimeride
[uh-pim-uh-rahyd] /əˈpɪm əˌraɪd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of epimer
First recorded in 1910-15; epi- + -mer
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[ep-uh-mer-ik] /ˌɛp əˈmɛr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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epimeric in Medicine

epimer ep·i·mer (ěp'ə-mər)
One of two molecules that differ only in the spatial arrangement around a single carbon atom.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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