As applied to a reaction, denoting a process in which stereoisomerically different starting materials give rise to stereoisomerically different products; a s. process is thus necessarily stereoselective, but not all stereoselective processes are s..

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ste·reo·spe·cif·ic -spə-'sif-ik adj relating to, being, or effecting a reaction or process in which different stereoisomeric starting materials produce different stereoisomeric products <\stereospecific polymerization> <\stereospecific catalysts>
ste·reo·spe·cif·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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ster·eo·spe·cif·ic (ster″e-o-spə-sifґik) exhibiting marked specificity for one of several stereoisomers of a substrate or reactant; said of enzymes or of synthetic organic reactions.

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