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racemate

[rey-see-meyt, ruh-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt or ester of racemic acid.
  2. a racemic compound.

Origin of racemate

First recorded in 1825–35; racem(ic acid) + -ate2
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Historical Examples

  • Below the transition point, therefore, the solubility of the racemate is less than that of the mixed tartrates.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications</p>

    Alexander Findlay

  • As the latter are equally soluble, equal amounts of each will dissolve, and a further quantity of the racemate will be deposited.


racemate in Medicine

racemate

([object Object])
n.
  1. A racemic compound.
  2. The salt or ester of such a compound.
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