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stereoisomer

[ster-ee-oh-ahy-suh-mer, steer-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of two or more isomers exhibiting stereoisomerism.
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Origin of stereoisomer

First recorded in 1895–1900; stereo- + isomer
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British Dictionary definitions for stereoisomer

stereoisomer

noun
  1. chem one of the isomers of a compound that exhibits stereoisomerism
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stereoisomer in Medicine

stereoisomer

(stĕr′ē-ō-īsə-mər)
n.
  1. A molecule containing the same number and kind of atomic groupings as another but having a different spatial arrangement, thus exhibiting different properties.
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stereoisomer in Science

stereoisomer

[stĕr′ē-ō-īsə-mər]
  1. Any of two or more isomers having the same linkages between the atoms but differing in the way these atoms are arranged in space. There are two types of stereoisomers, geometric isomers and enantiomers. Compare structural isomer.
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