racemic

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From French racémique, from Latin racēmus (cluster or bunch of grapes) + -ique or from raceme +‎ -ic.

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racemic (comparative more racemic, superlative most racemic)

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

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