Stereoisomer[ster′ē-ō-ī′sō-mĕr]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. A molecule containing the same number and kind of atom groupings as another but in a different arrangement in space; the stereoisomers are not interconvertible unless bonds are broken and reformed, by virtue of which the molecule exhibits different optic properties, as between d- and l-amino acids, or 5α- and 5β-steroids.

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