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epimer

 [ep″ĭ-mer]
one of two or more optical isomers that differ only in the configuration around one asymmetric carbon atom. adj., adj epimer´ic.

ep·i·mer

(ep'i-mĕr),
One of two molecules (having more than one chiral center) differing only in the spatial arrangement about a single chiral atom, for example, α-d-glucose and α-d-galactose (with respect to carbon-4).
See also: sugars. Compare: anomer.
[epi- + G. meros, part]

epimer

/ep·i·mer/ (ep´ĭ-mer) either of two optical isomers that differ in the configuration around one asymmetric carbon atom.

ep·i·mer

(ep'i-mĕr)
One of two molecules (having more than one chiral center) differing only in the spatial arrangement about a single chiral atom.
See: sugars
Compare: anomer
[epi- + G. meros, part]

epimer

one of two or more isomers which differ only in the configuration about one carbon atom.