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racemic

 [ra-se´mik]
optically inactive, being composed of equal amounts of dextrorotatory and levorotatory isomers.

ra·ce·mic (r),

(rā-sē'mik, -sem'ik),
Denoting a mixture of optically active compounds that is itself optically inactive, being composed of an equal number of dextro- and levorotatory substances, which are separable. Those compounds chracterized by two or more chiral centers and internal compensation (for example, an internal line of symmetry), and are therefore not separable into d or l (or + and -) forms, receive the prefix meso-) (for example, meso-cystine).

racemic

/ra·ce·mic/ (ra-se´mik) optically inactive, being composed of equal amounts of dextrorotatory and levorotatory isomers.

racemic

[rāsē′mik]
Etymology: L, racemus, bunch of grapes
pertaining to a compound made up of equal amounts of dextrorotatory and levorotatory isomers, rendering it optically inactive under polarized light.

ra·ce·mic

(rā-sē'mik)
Denoting a mixture of optically active compounds that is itself optically inactive, being composed of an equal number of dextrorotatory and levorotatory substances, which are separable.

racemic(rā·sēˑ·mik),

n a combination of both levorotatory and dextrorotatory isomers in an optically active substance. See also dextrorotatory and levorotatory.

ra·ce·mic

(rā-sē'mik)
Denoting mixture of compounds that is itself optically inactive, being composed of an equal number of dextrorotatory and levorotatory substances.

racemic (rāsē´mik),

adj referring to a mixture of equal quantities of the dextro- and levo-isomers of a compound.

racemic

optically inactive, being composed of equal amounts of dextrorotatory and levorotatory isomers.