[ ster-ee-oh-ahy-som-uh-riz-uhm, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr i oʊ aɪˈsɒm əˌrɪz əm, ˌstɪər- /
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the isomerism ascribed to different relative positions of the atoms or groups of atoms in the molecules of organic compounds.
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British Dictionary definitions for stereoisomerism
/ (ˌstɛrɪəʊaɪˈsɒməˌrɪzəm, ˌstɪər-) /
chem isomerism caused by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules
Derived forms of stereoisomerismstereoisometric (ˌstɛrɪəʊˌaɪsəˈmɛtrɪk, ˌstɪər-), adjective
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Medical definitions for stereoisomerism
[ stĕr′ē-ō-ī-sŏm′ə-rĭz′əm ]
Isomerism created by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule.
Other words from stereoisomerismster′e•o•i′so•mer′ic (-ī′-sə-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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