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achiral

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adjective achi·ral \ˌā-ˈkī-rəl\

Definition of achiral

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a molecule that is superimposable on its mirror image :  not chiral



1921

First Known Use of achiral

1921


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achiral

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adjective achi·ral \ˌā-ˈkī-rəl\

Medical Definition of achiral

  1. :  of or relating to a molecule that is superimposable on its mirror image :  not chiral




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