[rey-see-meyt, ruh-]

noun Chemistry.

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

Origin of racemate

First recorded in 1825–35; racem(ic acid) + -ate2
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[rāsə-māt′, răsə-]


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