chirality

noun
see chiral

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chirality /kī-ralˈi-ti/
noun
1. The property of a chemical, esp a crystal, of existing in left-handed and right-handed structural forms
2. The handedness of such a chemical
ORIGIN: Gr cheir hand
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chīˈral adjective

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