Tautomerism

Tau*tom"er*ism

(?), n. [Gr. ; , for the same + part.] (Chem.) The condition, quality, or relation of metameric substances, or their respective derivatives, which are more or less interchangeable, according as one form or the other is the more stable. It is a special case of metamerism; thus, the lactam and the lactim compounds exhibit tautomerism.
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Tau`to*ou"si*an

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Tau`to*ou"si*ous

(?), } a. [Gr. ; , for the same + being, essence.] Having the same essence; being identically of the same nature. [R.] Cudworth.
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