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stereospecific

[ster-ee-oh-spuh-sif-ik, steer-]
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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 ster·e·o·reg·u·lar [ster-ee-oh-reg-yuh-ler, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊˈrɛg yə lər, ˌstɪər-/.

Origin of stereospecific

Related formsster·e·o·spec·i·fic·i·ty [ster-ee-oh-spes-uh-fis-i-tee, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊˌspɛs əˈfɪs ɪ ti, ˌstɪər-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stereospecific

stereospecific

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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