Meaning of stereospecific


Pronunciation: (ster"ē-ō spu-sif'ik, stēr"-), [key]
— adj. Chem.
  1. (of a reaction) producing a simple stereoisomer.
  2. (of a polymer) having a regular sequence of configurations in space along the chain, resulting in the potential for close-packing of molecules and for partial or complete crystallinity.
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