chiral center

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chiral center was in 1970

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“Chiral center.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiral%20center. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

chiral center

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