Definition of disubstituted in English:

disubstituted

adjective

Chemistry
  • (of a molecule) having two substituent groups.

    • ‘Hartely et al. found that 1,5-and 1,8 - disubstituted aminoanthraquinones are phototoxic to human leukemic cells.’
    • ‘First was a study of the solubilities of o -, m - and p disubstituted benzenes.’
    • ‘If an alkene is 1,2 - disubstituted, there are two possible structures - one with the substituents on the same side and one with the substituents on the opposite sides.’
    • ‘Starting from DuP 697 the defendants also synthesised certain 3,4 disubstituted products within the claims during this investigation.’

Pronunciation:

disubstituted

/dʌɪˈsʌbstɪtjuːtɪd/