Definition of Epimer

1. Noun. (chemistry) any diastereoisomer that has the opposite configuration at only one of the stereogenic centres ¹



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Definition of Epimer

1. a type of sugar compound [n -S] : EPIMERIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Epimer

1. Diastereomeric monosaccharides that have opposite configurations of a hydroxyl group at only one position, for example D glucose and D mannose. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epimer

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epiloia
epimachus
epimandibular
epimanikia
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epimastical
epimastical fever
epimastigote
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epimer (current term)
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epimerase deficiency galactosaemia
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Literary usage of Epimer

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The AB pattern is also simpler in the 6 epimer; the higher field peaks are no longer further coupled to the lactonic proton and the lactonic methyl peak is ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"This latter part again is divided into a dorsal part, the epimer, ... The cavity of the epimer disappears, and its walls form the muscle and cutis plates of ..."

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