isomer etymology

English word isomer comes from English iso-, English -mer

Detailed word origin of isomer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
iso- English (eng) (chemistry) forms terms relating to isomers. (mathematics) forms terms relating to isomorphisms. (organic chemistry) (of an aliphatic compound, especially a fatty acid) Having a branch on the penultimate carbon atom of a chain. (physics) forms terms relating to isotopes. Equal.
-mer English (eng) (chemistry) Used to form words relating to chemical structure, denoting parts of a molecule, for example, monomer (one part), dimer (two parts), polymer (many parts).
isomer English (eng) (chemistry) Any of two or more compounds with the same molecular formula but with different structure.. (physics) Any of two or more atomic nuclei with the same mass number and atomic number but with different radioactive properties.

Words with the same origin as isomer

Descendants of iso-
isenergic isoantigen isoattenuation isobutyraldehyde isochasm isoecho isoexcitation isofield isogram isoionic isoluminant isomaltotriose isomyopia isopalmitic acid isoparaffin isopropyl isopropylacetone isopropylamide isoproscaline isosteviol isostructural isotopic isovaline isovitexin
Descendants of -mer
anomeric atropisomerism concatemer decameric elastomer enantiomeric epimer hexameric homomer ionomeric isomerase isomerize isomeromorphism kmer metamer octamer octameric oligopolymer peplomer polymer structural isomer tautomerism tetramer tetrameric