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racemization

[ ras-uh-muh-zey-shuhn, rey-see-muh- ]
/ ˌræs ə məˈzeɪ ʃən, reɪˈsi mə- /
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noun Chemistry.
the conversion of an optically active substance into an optically inactive mixture of equal amounts of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms.
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Origin of racemization

First recorded in 1890–95; raceme + -ization
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Medical definitions for racemization

racemization
[ rā′sə-mĭ-zāshən, răs′ə- ]

n.
Conversion of an optically active substance to a raceme.
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