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[rey-see-meyt, ruh-] /reɪˈsi meɪt, rə-/
noun, Chemistry.
a salt or ester of racemic acid.
a racemic compound.
Origin of racemate
First recorded in 1825-35; racem(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Below the transition point, therefore, the solubility of the racemate is less than that of the mixed tartrates.

  • 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 ra·ce·mate (rā'sə-māt', rās'ə-,)

  1. A racemic compound.

  2. The salt or an ester of such a compound.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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