racemization

/ras'euh meuh zay"sheuhn, ray see"meuh-/, n. Chem.
the conversion of an optically active substance into an optically inactive mixture of equal amounts of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms.
[1890-95; RACEME + -IZATION]

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