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atactic

[ ey-tak-tik ]
/ eɪˈtæk tɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

(of a polymer) not stereospecific; lacking tacticity.

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Origin of atactic

1955–60; a-6 + -tactic, back formation from tacticity
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British Dictionary definitions for atactic

atactic
/ (eɪˈtæktɪk) /

adjective

chem (of a polymer) having random sequence of the stereochemical arrangement of groups on carbon atoms in the chain; not stereospecific
pathol relating to or displaying ataxia
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