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epimer

[ ep-uh-mer ]
/ ˈɛp ə mər /
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noun Chemistry.

either of a pair of isomeric aldose compounds, especially of certain sugars, that differ from each other in the positions of the H and OH at the second atom from the end of the carbon chain, as d-glucose and d-mannose.

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Also e·pim·er·ide [uh-pim-uh-rahyd]. /əˈpɪm əˌraɪd/.

Origin of epimer

First recorded in 1910–15; epi- + -mer

OTHER WORDS FROM epimer

ep·i·mer·ic [ep-uh-mer-ik], /ˌɛp əˈmɛr ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for epimer

epimer
[ ĕpə-mər ]

n.

One of two molecules that differ only in the spatial arrangement around a single carbon atom.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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