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A racemic mixture.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Sometimes both the enantiomers of a racemate are biologically active but act at different receptors and cause different effects.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.