Definition of chirality in US English:

chirality

noun

Chemistry
  • See chiral

    • ‘All of this is achieved without switching the chirality of the catalyst.’
    • ‘The technique might also be used to template the growth of complex molecular structures with novel architecture and chirality.’
    • ‘Another aspect arising from the macroscopic chirality of gel networks refers to applications in material science such as sensors or switches, he told Reactive Reports.’
    • ‘Such isomers are called enantiomers and molecules that have enantiomers are said to be chiral or to show chirality.’
    • ‘Thus Pasteur established the principle of chirality as a fundamental property of organic chemical structure.’

Pronunciation

chirality

/kīˈralitē/