Definition of stereospecificity in US English:

stereospecificity

noun

Chemistry
  • See stereospecific

    • ‘However, further experimental verification of label stereospecificity will be provided by bifunctional spin probes whose orientation and mobility are restricted by two attachment sites.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

stereospecificity

/-ˌspesəˈfisitē/