One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting or relating to a molecular structure in which two particular atoms or groups lie on the same side of a given plane in the molecule, in particular denoting an isomer in which substituents at opposite ends of a carbon–carbon double bond are on the same side of the bond.‘the cis isomer of stilbene’Compare with trans
- ‘Examples of stereoisomers include the cis and trans isomers of the alkenes.’
- ‘As in our system, here again the cis isomer remains photoactive.’
- ‘But ultraviolet light converts the molecule to the cis isomer, in which both propellers are on the same side.’
- ‘Greater reductions occur when cis double bonds are located near the middle of the acyl chains.’
- ‘For example, the cis double bond at the centre of the fatty chain in erucamide and oleamide appears vital for slip performance.’
Independent usage of cis-.
- ‘we do not make arbitrary distinctions between trans and cis women’short for cisgender
- ‘They're also implicitly acknowledging that gender is never fixed, it is never a constant for anyone, cis or trans.’
- ‘It's been really amazing to see the response from our cis allies against transphobia from parts of the radical feminist community.’
- ‘Cooper's take on masculinity is that all of us—male or female, trans or cis—take it for granted, fail to question it, and thus are "complicit" with it.’
- ‘Trans people tend to be more aware of transphobia than most cis people are.’
- ‘To witness black cis women and trans women support one another is indeed a radical representation of the possibilities of black solidarity.’
- ‘I wasn't trying to set up a competition or hierarchy between trans and cis people.’
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