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racemate Syllabification: race·mate
Pronunciation: /ˈrāsmāt/

Definition of racemate in English:


A racemic mixture.
Example sentences
  • But ordinary chemistry always produces a 50/50 mixture of left and right handed forms - such a mix is called a racemate or racemic mixture.
  • Sometimes both the enantiomers of a racemate are biologically active but act at different receptors and cause different effects.
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