Meaning of retrosynthetic in English:

retrosynthetic

Pronunciation /ˌrɛtrə(ʊ)sɪnˈθɛtɪk/

adjective

Chemistry
  • Designating a synthetic method in which a desired molecule is hypothetically broken into simpler fragments over a number of steps, allowing a procedure for synthesizing the molecule to be devised; relating to or involving this method.

Origin

1970s.