chirality(redirected from Amphicheiral)
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The aspect of a structure or property, such as the configuration of a molecule or the spin of a particle, that renders that structure or property distinguishable from its mirror image or symmetrical opposite. Also called handedness.
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(Chemistry) the configuration or handedness (left or right) of an asymmetric, optically active chemical compound. Also called: dissymmetry
[C19: from Greek kheir hand + -al1 + -ity]
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