achiral

adjective
achi·​ral | \ ˌā-ˈkī-rəl How to pronounce achiral (audio) \

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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The first known use of achiral was in 1921

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“Achiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/achiral. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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achiral

adjective
achi·​ral | \ ˌā-ˈkī-rəl How to pronounce achiral (audio) \

Medical Definition of achiral

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

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