tautomer

[taw-tuh-mer]

noun Chemistry.

a compound that exhibits tautomerism.

Nearby words

  1. tautological,
  2. tautologism,
  3. tautologize,
  4. tautologous,
  5. tautology,
  6. tautomeric fiber,
  7. tautomerism,
  8. tautomerize,
  9. tautonym,
  10. tautonymous

Origin of tautomer

First recorded in 1900–05; back formation from tautomerism

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British Dictionary definitions for tautomer

tautomer

noun

either of the two forms of a chemical compound that exhibits tautomerism
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