racemate

[ rey-see-meyt, ruh- ]
/ reɪˈsi meɪt, rə- /
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noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of racemic acid.
a racemic compound.

Nearby words

  1. racecard,
  2. racecourse,
  3. racegoer,
  4. racehorse,
  5. racemase,
  6. raceme,
  7. racemic,
  8. racemic acid,
  9. racemiform,
  10. racemism

Origin of racemate

First recorded in 1825–35; racem(ic acid) + -ate2

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Medicine definitions for racemate

racemate

[ rāsə-māt′, răsə- ]

n.

A racemic compound.
The salt or ester of such a compound.

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