epimerism


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epimerism

(ɪˈpɪməˌrɪzəm)
n
(Chemistry) optical isomerism in which isomers (epimers) can form about asymmetric atoms within the molecule, esp in carbohydrates
[C20: German Epimer (see epi-, -mer) + -ism]
epimeric adj
Translations
épimérie