noun Date: 1838 1. the relationship of two or more chemical species that are isomers 2. the relation of two or more nuclides with the same mass numbers and atomic numbers but different energy states and rates of radioactive decay

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  • isomerism — n. connection between two or more chemical compounds which have the same number and kind of atoms but differ in structural arrangement (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

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