isotactic [ahy-suh-tak-tik] Word Origin adjective Chemistry.

  1. (of a polymer) having the same configuration at successive, regularly spaced positions along the chain.See also configuration(def 4).

Origin of isotactic First recorded in 1950–55; iso- + tactic Related formsi·so·tac·tic·i·ty [ahy-soh-tak-tis-i-tee] /ˌaɪ soʊ tækˈtɪs ɪ ti/, noun British Dictionary definitions for isotactic isotactic adjective

  1. chem (of a stereospecific polymer) having identical steric configurations of the groups on each asymmetric carbon atom on the chainCompare syndiotactic

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