from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of an isostere. See isostere, 1.
  • In physical chemistry, having equal atomic volumes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective chemistry Of or pertaining to isosteres
  • adjective physics Having constant specific volume over time or space


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  • To prove these findings conclusively the scientists used an elegant trick: The methionine molecules were replaced with isosteric, chemically stable, non-oxidizable analogs, i.e. with the more hydrophobic norleucine (simulates non-oxidized methionine) and the highly hydrophilic methoxinine (simulates oxidized methionine).



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