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epimer

Pronunciation: ep'i-mer

Definition: One of two molecules (having more than one chiral center) differing only in the spatial arrangement about a single chiral atom, a-d-glucose and a-d-galactose (with respect to carbon-4).

[epi- + G. meros, part]

See Also: sugars

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