[ahy-sos-tuh-riz-uh m]


Chemistry. the quality or state of being isosteric.
Pharmacology. the theory that isosteric compounds have identical or similar pharmacological action.

Nearby words

  1. isostasy,
  2. isostatic,
  3. isostemonous,
  4. isostere,
  5. isosteric,
  6. isosthenuria,
  7. isostructural,
  8. isosulfan blue,
  9. isotac,
  10. isotach

Origin of isosterism

First recorded in 1860–65; isostere + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019