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epimerism

noun
  1. optical isomerism in which isomers (epimers) can form about asymmetric atoms within the molecule, esp in carbohydrates
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Derived Formsepimeric (ˌɛpɪˈmɛrɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C20: German Epimer (see epi-, -mer) + -ism
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