Definition of stereospecificity in English:

stereospecificity

noun

Chemistry
  • See stereospecific

    • ‘For the first time, we observe that the acyl binding site of cholesterol esterase shows stereospecificity for diastereomeric inhibitors.’
    • ‘While this lack of stereospecificity does not establish that the oxidation is artefactual (the chiral centre is five bonds away from the aldehyde group) it was, nevertheless, cause for disquiet.’
    • ‘However, further experimental verification of label stereospecificity will be provided by bifunctional spin probes whose orientation and mobility are restricted by two attachment sites.’

Pronunciation

stereospecificity

/ˌstɛrɪəʊspɛsɪˈfɪsɪti//ˌstɪərɪəʊspɛsɪˈfɪsɪti/