Definition of racemate in English:

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racemate

Pronunciation: /ˈrāsmāt/

noun

Chemistry
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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Syllabification: race·mate

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