atactic

atactic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary 2a- + -tactic Date: 1957 of, relating to, or being a polymer exhibiting no stereochemical regularity of structure <
atactic polypropylene
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compare isotactic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • atactic — /ay tak tik/, adj. Chem. (of a polymer) not stereospecific; lacking tacticity. [1955 60; A 6 + tactic, back formation from TACTICITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • atactic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to ataxia b) Describing any regular polymer or other macromolecule in which the orientation of the subunits is random …   Wiktionary

  • atactic — atac·tic ( )ā tak tik adj lacking regularity or coordination specif characterized by ataxia * * * atac·tic (ə takґtik) [Gr. ataktos irregular] lacking coordination; irregular; pertaining to or characterized by ataxia …   Medical dictionary

  • atactic — a type of polymer chain configuration where side groups are randomly positioned on one side of the chain or the other …   Mechanics glossary

  • atactic — adj. suffering from ataxia (inability to coordinate muscular movement) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atactic — atac·tic …   English syllables

  • atactic — /əˈtæktɪk/ (say uh taktik) adjective 1. relating to or afflicted with ataxia. 2. Chemistry of a polymer, having substituent groups or atoms arranged randomly along the backbone of a polymer chain. Also, ataxic …   Australian English dictionary

  • atactic —   a. asyntactic; irregular; pertaining to ataxy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • atactic — adjective lacking motor coordination; marked or caused by ataxia • Syn: ↑ataxic • Pertains to noun: ↑ataxia, ↑ataxia (for: ↑ataxic) • Derivationally related forms: ↑at …   Useful english dictionary

  • atactic macromolecule — ataktinė makromolekulė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Makromolekulė, kurios grandinės šoniniai pakaitai pagrindinės plokštumos atžvilgiu išsidėstę netaisyklingai. atitikmenys: angl. atactic macromolecule rus. атактическая макромолекула …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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