Substituent meaning

səb-stĭcho͝o-ənt
An atom or group substituted for another in a chemical compound.
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Of or relating to such an atom or group.
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An atom or group of atoms replacing another atom or group in a compound.
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(chemistry) Any atom, group, or radical substituted for another, or entering a molecule in place of some other part which is removed.
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Origin of substituent

  • Latin substituēns substituent- present participle of substituere to substitute substitute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition