achiral

adjective
achi·​ral | \ ˌā-ˈkī-rəl \

Definition of achiral

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

First Known Use of achiral

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achiral

a- entry 2 + chiral

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achiral

adjective
achi·​ral | \ ˌā-ˈkī-rəl \

Medical Definition of achiral

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

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