Racemic meaning

rā-sēmĭk, -sĕmĭk, rə-
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.
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Consisting of an optically inactive, equimolecular mixture of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of certain substances.
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(chemistry) Containing equal amounts of dextrorotatory (D) and levorotatory (L) stereoisomers and therefore not being optically active; typically, will be synthetic rather than natural.
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Designating or of a compound formed of such a mixture.
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Relating to a chemical compound that contains equal quantities of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of the compound and therefore does not rotate the plane of incident polarized light.
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Relating to or consisting of racemes.
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Origin of racemic

  • From French racémique, from Latin racÄ“mus (“cluster or bunch of grapes") + -ique or from raceme +"Ž -ic.

    From Wiktionary