[ras-uh-muh-zey-shuh n, rey-see-muh-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. the conversion of an optically active substance into an optically inactive mixture of equal amounts of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms.

Origin of racemization

First recorded in 1890–95; raceme + -ization
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racemization in Medicine


[rā′sə-mĭ-zāshən, răs′ə-]
  1. Conversion of an optically active substance to a raceme.
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