/aɪsoʊˈstɛrɪk/ (say uysoh'sterik)

relating to compounds which have similar physical properties owing to a similarity in the molecular configuration of the atoms, even though the atoms may be of different elements.
{iso- + steric}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • isosteric — adj. having the same electron valence and configuration but differing in the kinds and number of atoms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • isosteric — iso·ster·ic …   English syllables

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  • isosteric — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|sterik adjective Etymology: is + ster (from Greek stereos solid) + ic 1. : of, relating to, or exhibiting isosterism 2. : of, relating to, or marked by equal atmosphere density …   Useful english dictionary

  • isosterism — /uy sos teuh riz euhm/, n. 1. Chem. the quality or state of being isosteric. 2. Pharm. the theory that isosteric compounds have identical or similar pharmacological action. [1860 65; ISOSTERE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Racemic mixture — In chemistry, a racemic mixture, or racemate , is one that has equal amounts of left and right handed enantiomers of a chiral molecule. The first known racemic mixture was racemic acid , which Louis Pasteur found to be a mixture of the two… …   Wikipedia

  • Adsorption — is a process that occurs when a gas or liquid solute accumulates on the surface of a solid or a liquid (adsorbent), forming a film of molecules or atoms (the adsorbate). It is different from absorption, in which a substance diffuses into a liquid …   Wikipedia

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