Definition of Racemic

1. a. 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.



Definition of Racemic

1. Adjective. (chemistry) containing equal amounts of dextrorotatory (D) and levorotatory (L) stereoisomers and therefore not being optically active; typically, will be synthetic rather than natural ¹

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Definition of Racemic

1. pertaining to a racemate [adj] - See also: racemate

Medical Definition of Racemic

1. 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. Origin: Cf. F. Racemique. See Raceme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Racemic

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racemic (current term)
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Literary usage of Racemic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of qualitative chemical analysis by Karl Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"The aqueous solution of racemic acid and the racemates exercises no diverting action upon ... From the solutions of free racemic acid and of racemates, ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1856)
"These observations show, that racemic acia is not so rare and isolated a product ... Pasteur has lately shown, that racemic acid may be prepared at pleasure ..."

3. A Text-book of organic chemistry by Arnold Frederick Holleman (1908)
"racemic acid is not so soluble in water as the two optically active acids, ... racemic acid is proved to consist of two components by its synthesis from ..."

4. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederick Holleman (1903)
"racemic acid is not so soluble in water as the two optically active acids, ... racemic acid is proved to consist of two components by its synthesis from ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"racemic acid dissolves zinc with evolution of hydrogen, and the solution yields by evaporation colourless needles of racemate of zinc. ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"On concentrating the solution, the racemic acid crystallizes, and is thus completely ... The racemic and tartaric acids, besides being associated in nature, ..."

7. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik Holleman (1910)
"racemic acid is proved to consist of two components by its synthesis from solutions of the dextro- acid and the laevo-acid. ..."

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