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epimerize Syllabification: ep·i·mer·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈepəməˌrīz/

Definition of epimerize in English:


[with object] Chemistry
Convert from one epimeric form into the other.
Example sentences
  • This generates UDP-galactose and G1P. The UDP-galactose is epimerized to UDP-glucose by UDP-galactose - 4 epimerase.
  • In contrast, when the 4'-ketone group of ABA is reduced to form the diols then the 1'-oxygen becomes labile and exchanges and even epimerizes and so also does the oxygen atom of the 4'-hydroxyl group.

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