Definition of stereoselective in English:

stereoselective

adjective

Chemistry
  • another term for stereospecific
    • ‘Any chemical reaction that yields predominantly one stereoisomer out of several stereoisomer possibilities is said to be a stereoselective reaction.’
    • ‘Notably, all riboflavin synthases studied as well as lumazine protein are strictly stereoselective.’
    • ‘Such a development might be useful in stereoselective catalytic syntheses.’
    • ‘Our researchers developed a stereoselective synthesis technique and found that although the four enantiomers all taste similar, they have very different odour thresholds.’

Pronunciation:

stereoselective

/ˌsti(ə)r-//ˌsterē-ōsəˈlektiv/