Chem. designating or of an asymmetrical form, as a molecule, that cannot be superimposed on its mirror image
Origin of chiralchir(o)- + -al: coined by Lord Kelvin, as because of the apparent reversal of right and left sides (and hands) of a person looking into a mirror
Relating to or exhibiting chirality.
Origin of chiralchir(o)– + –al1.
Ancient Greek χείρ (kheir, “hand”) + -al.