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diastereomer

[ dahy-uh-ster-ee-uh-mer, -steer- ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈstɛr i ə mər, -ˈstɪər- /
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noun Chemistry.
either of a pair of stereoisomers that are not mirror images of each other.
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Also called di·a·ster·e·o·i·so·mer [dahy-uh-ster-ee-oh-ahy-suh-mer, -steer-]. /ˌdaɪ əˌstɛr i oʊˈaɪ sə mər, -ˌstɪər-/.
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Origin of diastereomer

First recorded in 1935–40; dia- + stereo(iso)mer
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