isotactic

[ ahy-suh-tak-tik ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈtæk tɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

(of a polymer) having the same configuration at successive, regularly spaced positions along the chain.See also configuration (def. 4).

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Origin of isotactic

First recorded in 1950–55; iso- + tactic

OTHER WORDS FROM isotactic

i·so·tac·tic·i·ty [ahy-soh-tak-tis-i-tee], /ˌaɪ soʊ tækˈtɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for isotactic

isotactic
/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈtæktɪk) /

adjective

chem (of a stereospecific polymer) having identical steric configurations of the groups on each asymmetric carbon atom on the chainCompare syndiotactic
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Scientific definitions for isotactic

isotactic
[ ī′sə-tăktĭk ]

Of or relating to a polymer in which the repeating units are identically oriented.
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