steric

[ ster-ik, steer- ]
/ ˈstɛr ɪk, ˈstɪər- /

adjective Chemistry.

of or relating to the spatial relationships of atoms in a molecule.

Nearby words

  1. stereotype,
  2. stereotyped,
  3. stereotypical,
  4. stereotypy,
  5. stereovision,
  6. steric hindrance,
  7. sterigma,
  8. sterigmatic,
  9. sterilant,
  10. sterile

Sometimes ster·i·cal.

Origin of steric

First recorded in 1895–1900; ster(eo)- + -ic

Related formsster·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for sterically

steric

sterical

/ (ˈstɛrɪk, ˈstɪər-) /

adjective

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

steric

[ stĕrĭk ]

n.

Of or relating to the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule; stereochemical.
Related formssteri•cal•ly adv.


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