racemate [rey-see-meyt, ruh-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry.
- a salt or ester of racemic acid.
- a racemic compound.
Below the transition point, therefore, the solubility of the racemate is less than that of the mixed tartrates.
As the latter are equally soluble, equal amounts of each will dissolve, and a further quantity of the racemate will be deposited.
racemate in Medicine racemate [rā′sə-māt′, răs′ə-] n.
- A racemic compound.
- The salt or ester of such a compound.