Definition of racemate in English:

racemate

noun

Chemistry
  • A racemic mixture.

    • ‘Sometimes both the enantiomers of a racemate are biologically active but act at different receptors and cause different effects.’
    • ‘But ordinary chemistry always produces a 50/50 mixture of left and right handed forms - such a mix is called a racemate or racemic mixture.’

Pronunciation

racemate

/ˈrasɪmeɪt/