chiral


chi·ral

adjective \ˈkī-rəl\

Definition of CHIRAL

:  of or relating to a molecule that is not superimposable on its mirror image
chi·ral·i·ty \kī-ˈra-lə-tē, kə-\ noun

Origin of CHIRAL

chir- + 1-al
First Known Use: 1894

Rhymes with CHIRAL

chi·ral

adjective \ˈkī-rəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHIRAL

: of or relating to a molecule that is nonsuperimposable on its mirror image
chi·ral·i·ty \kī-ˈral-ət-ē\ noun, plural chi·ral·i·ties

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