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 (stĕr′ĭk, stîr′-) also ster·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule.

ster′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˈstɛrɪk; ˈstɪər-) or


(Chemistry) chem of, concerned with, or caused by the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule
[C19: from stereo- + -ic]
ˈsterically adv
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(ˈstɛr ɪk, ˈstɪər-)

of or pertaining to the spatial relationships of atoms in a molecule.
[1895–1900; ster (eo)- + -ic]
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Working daily with Cupko touched something "primordial" in him, said inmate Dusan Steric, reaching down to ruffle the black fur of the dog whose name translates as "Shaggy" in Serbian.
In addition, a better ion-pair separation would decrease the steric hindrance on the active species, thus lowering the energy barriers for an attractive Fe-[H.sub.[beta]] interaction and the [beta]-H transfer, finally shifting the product distribution towards lighter olefins.
Among his topics are a general classification of polymeric surfactants and their solution properties, the adsorption and conformation of polymeric surfactants at interfaces, interaction between particles or droplets containing adsorbed polymer layers and the theory of steric stabilization, Ostwald ripening in dispersions and its prevention, emulsion coalescence and its prevention, and flow characteristics (rheology) of formulations.
Bu gweithwyr ac Undebwyr allan ar steric am bron i 1000 diwrnod.
HB Chemical (, Twinsburg, OH, announced it is the sole distributor of a prilled steric acid manufactured specifically for the rubber industry.
It was found that poziotinib, due to its small size and flexibility, can circumvent these steric changes, and is a potent inhibitor of the most common EGFR and HER2 exon 20 mutants.
Ceramic particles can be well dispersed in an aqueous solution by controlling the surface either via electrostatic, steric, or electrosteric stabilization [5].
They had their steric quality estimated through Ramachandran plots generated in the PROCHECK v.3.5.4 software [33].
QSAR studies for prediction hydrophobic, steric, and electronic properties of 20 coded amino acids by using a new set of descriptors and multiple regression method combined with partial Least Squares regression (PLS) have been reported [17].
The structural features of poziotinib could potentially enable it to circumvent the steric hindrance induced by exon 20 mutations.