[ ster-ee-oh-spuh-sif-ik, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr i oʊ spəˈsɪf ɪk, ˌstɪər- /
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(of a reaction) producing a simple stereoisomer.
(of a polymer) having a regular sequence of configurations in space along the chain, resulting in the potential for close-packing of molecules and for partial or complete crystallinity.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also ster·e·o·reg·u·lar [ster-ee-oh-reg-yuh-ler, steer-]. /ˌstɛr i oʊˈrɛg yə lər, ˌstɪər-/.
OTHER WORDS FROM stereospecificster·e·o·spec·i·fic·i·ty [ster-ee-oh-spes-uh-fis-i-tee, steer-], /ˌstɛr i oʊˌspɛs əˈfɪs ɪ ti, ˌstɪər-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stereospecific
/ (ˌstɛrɪəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk, ˌstɪər-) /
chem relating to or having a fixed position in space, as in the spatial arrangements of atoms in certain polymers
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