Medical Definition of Optical isomerism

1. Stereoisomerism involving the arrangement of substituents about an asymmetric atom or atoms (usually carbon) so that there is a difference in the behaviour of the various isomers with regard to the extent of their rotation of the plane of polarised light. Compare: stereoisomerism. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Optical Isomerism

optical drive
optical fiber
optical fibers
optical fibre
optical flat
optical flint
optical fusion
optical illusion
optical illusions
optical image
optical index
optical instrument
optical iridectomy
optical isomer
optical isomerism (current term)
optical isomers
optical keratoplasty
optical lens
optical maser
optical media
optical microscope
optical noise
optical opacity
optical pachymeter
optical phenomenon
optical prism
optical pyrometer
optical righting reflexes
optical rotation

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