- consisting of an optically inactive, equimolecular mixture of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of certain substances
- designating or of a compound formed of such a mixture
Origin of racemic; from raceme + -ic: for sense see racemic acid
Of or relating to a chemical mixture that contains equal quantities of dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of a compound and therefore does not rotate the plane of incident polarized light.
(comparative more racemic, superlative most racemic)