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  1. racemic(Adjective)

    containing equal amounts of dextrorotatory (D) and levorotatory (L) stereoisomers and therefore not being optically active; typically, will be synthetic rather than natural

  2. Origin: From racémique, from racemus + -ique or from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Racemic(adj)

    pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in many kinds of grapes. It is also obtained from tartaric acid, with which it is isomeric, and from sugar, gum, etc., by oxidation. It is a sour white crystalline substance, consisting of a combination of dextrorotatory and levorotatory tartaric acids

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. racmique. See Raceme.]

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