Definitions for chiralˈkaɪ rəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chi•ralˈkaɪ rəl(adj.)

  1. not able to be superimposed on its mirror image:

    chiral molecules.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of chiral:

1894; chir- < Gk cheír hand + -al1; coined by Lord Kelvin

chi•ral′i•ty(n.)

Wiktionary

  1. chiral(Adjective)

    Of an object that exhibits chirality, as in the left-handed and right-handed versions of a helix.

  2. Origin: χείρ.

Freebase

  1. Chiral

    Chiral is a puzzle computer game for Mac OS by Ambrosia Software. Gameplay is built around the idea of linking atoms together to make molecules.

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