syndiotactic

[ sin-dahy-oh-tak-tik, sin-dahy- ]
/ sɪnˌdaɪ oʊˈtæk tɪk, ˌsɪn daɪ- /

adjective Chemistry.

(of a polymer molecule) having a regular alternation of opposite configurations at successive regularly spaced positions along the chain.See also configuration(def 4).

Nearby words

  1. syndeton,
  2. syndic,
  3. syndical,
  4. syndicalism,
  5. syndicate,
  6. syndrome,
  7. syndrome x,
  8. syndromic,
  9. syne,
  10. synecdoche

Origin of syndiotactic

1955–60; irregular < Greek sýndyo two together (see syn-, duo-) + tactic

Related formssyn·di·o·tac·tic·i·ty [sin-dahy-oh-tak-tis-i-tee, sin-dahy-] /sɪnˌdaɪ oʊ tækˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌsɪn daɪ-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for syndiotactic

syndiotactic

/ (ˌsɪndɪəʊˈtæktɪk) /

adjective

chem (of a stereospecific polymer) having alternating stereochemical configurations of the groups on successive carbon atoms in the chainCompare isotactic

Word Origin for syndiotactic

C20: from syndyo, from Greek sunduo two together + -tactic

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