What is medical definition of epimer ?


ep'i-mĕr One of two molecules (having more than one chiral center) differing only in the spatial arrangement about a single chiral atom, for example, α-d-glucose and α-d-galactose (with respect to carbon-4). See also: sugars. Compare: anomer. [epi- +
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either of a pair of isomeric aldose compounds, especially of certain sugars, that differ from each other in the positions of the H and OH at the second atom from the end of the carbon chain, as d-glucose and d-mannose.
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The word epimer means each of two isomers with different configurations of atoms around one of several asymmetric carbon atoms present. In chemistry, epimers are ...
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