chiral center

noun

Definition of chiral center

: an atom especially in an organic molecule that has four unique atoms or groups attached to it

First Known Use of chiral center

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Chiral center.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiral%20center. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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chiral center

noun

Medical Definition of chiral center

: an atom especially in an organic molecule that has four different atoms or groups attached to it

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