A cyclic stereoisomer, such as a sugar, whose sole conformational difference involves the arrangement of atoms or groups in the aldehyde or ketone group.

Nearby words

  1. anomalous correspondence,
  2. anomalous dispersion,
  3. anomalous monism,
  4. anomalous zeeman effect,
  5. anomaly,
  6. anomia,
  7. anomic,
  8. anomie,
  9. anomite,
  10. anomy

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