Chir-



chir- pref.
Variant of cheiro-.

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    [shee-rak] /ʃiˈræk/ noun 1. Jacques (René) born 1932, prime minister of France 1974–76, 1986–88; president 1995–2007. /French ʃirak/ noun 1. Jacques (René) (ʒɑk). born 1932, French Gaullist politician: president of France (1995–2007); prime minister (1974–76 and 1986–88); mayor of Paris (1977–95)

  • Chiral

    [kahy-ruh l] /ˈkaɪ rəl/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. (of a molecule) not superimposable on its mirror image. adj. 1894, a hybrid coined by Lord Kelvin from Latinized comb. form of Greek kheir “hand” (from PIE *ghes- “hand;” see chiro-) + -al (1). chiral chi·ral (kī’rəl) adj. Of or relating to the structural characteristic of a molecule […]



  • Chirality

    [kahy-ruh l] /ˈkaɪ rəl/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. (of a molecule) not superimposable on its mirror image. /kaɪˈrælɪtɪ/ noun 1. the configuration or handedness (left or right) of an asymmetric, optically active chemical compound Also called dissymmetry adj. 1894, a hybrid coined by Lord Kelvin from Latinized comb. form of Greek kheir “hand” (from PIE *ghes- […]

  • Chirashi

    noun a Japanese dish of sushi ingredients artistically arranged on top of vinegared rice Word Origin Japanese meaning ‘scattered sushi’ Usage Note cooking



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