Definition of Mutarotation

1. Noun. (organic chemistry carbohydrates) A dynamic change in the rotation of polarized light as it passes through a fresh solution of some sugars as an equilibrium mixture of anomers is formed ¹



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Medical Definition of Mutarotation

1. Name given to the phenomenon that occurs when glucose is dissolved in water. There is an equilibrium that is formed between the open-chain form and the alpha and beta pyranose forms. The beta is the most stable conformation because it puts the -OH in an equatorial position and thus most of the glucose in the aqueous solution is in the beta form. (09 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mutarotation

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mutant gene
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mutarotation (current term)
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