steric

steric
Pertaining to stereochemistry.
- s. hindrance interference with or inhibition of a seemingly feasible reaction (usually synthetic) because the size of one or another reactant prevents approach to the required interatomic distance.

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ste·ric 'ster-ik, 'stir- adj relating to or involving the arrangement of atoms in space
ste·ri·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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ste·ric (steґrik) pertaining to the arrangement of atoms in space; pertaining to stereochemistry.

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