MEANING: noun: The property of not being superimposable on its mirror image: dissymmetry.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by physicist, engineer, and mathematician William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, also known as Lord Kelvin (1824-1907). From Greek cheir (hand). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghes- (hand), which also gave us cheiromancy/chiromancy (palmistry), surgeon (literally, one who works with hands), and enchiridion (handbook). Earliest documented use: 1894.

CHORALITY - singtogetherableness (see also CHOIRALITY)

CHIRALITE - an ore of meteoric origin

CHIRA LAITY - non-clergy in a Latin American city

CHI REALITY - there is a 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet

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