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- adj. Of or pertaining to ataxia
- adj. Describing any regular polymer or other macromolecule in which the orientation of the subunits is random
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disconnected; without arrangement or order: in grammar, opposed to syntactic: as, an atactic sentence.
- Same as ataxic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking motor coordination; marked or caused by ataxia
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Prof. Natta extended the research conducted by Ziegler on organometallic catalysts to the stereospecific polymerization, thus discovering new classes of polymers with a sterically ordered structure, viz. isotactic, syndiotactic and di-isotactic polymers and linear non branched olefinic polymers and copolymers with an atactic (or sterically nonordered) structure.