Definition of prochiral in English:

prochiral

adjective

Chemistry
  • Designating a molecule which is not chiral but can become so by means of a simple reaction such as a substitution. Also: designating an atom or group at which such a reaction can produce a chiral structure.

Origin

1960s. From pro- + chiral.

Pronunciation

prochiral

/prəʊˈkʌɪrəl//prəʊˈkʌɪr(ə)l/