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steric

[ster-ik, steer-] /ˈstɛr ɪk, ˈstɪər-/
adjective, Chemistry.
1.
of or relating to the spatial relationships of atoms in a molecule.
Sometimes, sterical.
Origin of steric
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; ster(eo)- + -ic
Related forms
sterically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for steric

steric

/ˈstɛrɪk; ˈstɪər-/
adjective
1.
(chem) of, concerned with, or caused by the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule
Derived Forms
sterically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from stereo- + -ic
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steric in Medicine

steric ster·ic (stěr'ĭk, stēr'-) or ster·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
n.
Of or relating to the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule; stereochemical.


ster'i·cal·ly adv.
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