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stereospecific

[ster-ee-oh-spuh-sif-ik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊ spəˈsɪf ɪk, ˌstɪər-/
adjective, Chemistry.
1.
(of a reaction) producing a simple stereoisomer.
2.
(of a polymer) having a regular sequence of configurations in space along the chain, resulting in the potential for close-packing of molecules and for partial or complete crystallinity.
Also, stereoregular
[ster-ee-oh-reg-yuh-ler, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊˈrɛg yə lər, ˌstɪər-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of stereospecific
Related forms
stereospecificity
[ster-ee-oh-spes-uh-fis-i-tee, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊˌspɛs əˈfɪs ɪ ti, ˌstɪər-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stereospecific

stereospecific

/ˌstɛrɪəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk; ˌstɪər-/
adjective
1.
(chem) relating to or having a fixed position in space, as in the spatial arrangements of atoms in certain polymers
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