from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Conversion of an optically active substance to a racemic form.
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- n. The formation of a racemate from a pure enantiomer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of rendering racemic; the transformation of a single optically active (dextro- or levorotatory) compound into the racemic form. It involves the change of one half of the molecules of the substance into the isomeric form with opposite optical rotation.
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