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[rey-see-mik, -sem-ik, ruh-] /reɪˈsi mɪk, -ˈsɛm ɪk, rə-/

adjective, Chemistry.
noting or pertaining to any of various organic compounds in which racemism occurs.
/rəˈsiːmɪk; -ˈsɛm-/
(chem) of, concerned with, or being a mixture of equal amounts of enantiomers and consequently having no optical activity

racemic ra·ce·mic (rā-sē’mĭk, -sěm’ĭk, rə-)
Abbr. r
Of or relating to a chemical compound that contains equal quantities of dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms and therefore does not rotate the plane of incident polarized light.


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