[ ster-ik, steer- ]
/ ˈstɛr ɪk, ˈstɪər- /
of or relating to the spatial relationships of atoms in a molecule.
Related formsster·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sterically
/ (ˈstɛrɪk, ˈstɪər-) /
chem of, concerned with, or caused by the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule
Derived Formssterically, adverb
Word Origin for steric
C19: from stereo- + -ic
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Medicine definitions for sterically
[ stĕr′ĭk ]
Of or relating to the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule; stereochemical.
Related formsster′i•cal•ly adv.
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