Skip to Content


Pronunciation: ster'e-o-i-som'er-izm

Definition: Molecular asymmetry, isomerism involving different spatial arrangements of the same groups (androsterone and isoandrosterone, differing only in that one has a 3a-OH, the other a 3ß-OH).

Synonym(s): stereochemical isomerism

See Also: stereoisomer, Le Bel-van't Hoff rule

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.