achiral

adjective

achi·​ral ˌā-ˈkī-rəl How to pronounce achiral (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a molecule that is superimposable on its mirror image : not chiral

Word History

Etymology

a- entry 2 + chiral

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of achiral was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Achiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/achiral. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

achiral

adjective
achi·​ral ˌā-ˈkī-rəl How to pronounce achiral (audio)
: of or relating to a molecule that is superimposable on its mirror image : not chiral
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