stereoisomerism

[ ster-ee-oh-ahy-som-uh-riz-uhm, steer- ]

nounChemistry.
  1. the isomerism ascribed to different relative positions of the atoms or groups of atoms in the molecules of organic compounds.

Origin of stereoisomerism

1
First recorded in 1890–95; stereo- + isomerism

Words Nearby stereoisomerism

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British Dictionary definitions for stereoisomerism

stereoisomerism

/ (ˌstɛrɪəʊaɪˈsɒməˌrɪzəm, ˌstɪər-) /


noun
  1. chem isomerism caused by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules

Derived forms of stereoisomerism

  • stereoisometric (ˌstɛrɪəʊˌaɪsəˈmɛtrɪk, ˌstɪər-), adjective

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