Definition of antarafacial in English:

antarafacial

adjective

Chemistry
  • Of a pericyclic reaction: involving the formation or breaking of bonds on opposite faces of the transition state. Contrasted with suprafacial.

    See also suprafacial

Origin

1960s. From Sanskrit antara different, other + facial.

Pronunciation

antarafacial

/ˌantərəˈfeɪʃl/