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chiral

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adjective chi·ral \ˈkī-rəl\

Definition of chiral

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

chi·ral·i·ty play \kī-ˈra-lə-tē, kə-\ noun


Origin of chiral

chir- + 1-al


First Known Use: 1894

Rhymes with chiral


Medical Dictionary

chiral

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adjective chi·ral \ˈkī-rəl\

Medical Definition of chiral

  1. :  of or relating to a molecule that is nonsuperimposable on its mirror image

  2. chi·ral·i·ty \kī-ˈral-ət-ē\play noun, plural chi·ral·i·ties




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