Literally meaning: “handedness”
Origin: Anc Greek
-lity(=suffix of having a property or ability)
Around 1850 Louis Pasteur suggested that molecules could be chiral. The term was coined by W.H. Thompson. (Lord Kelvin) in 1894.but K. Mislow proposed to use the term chirality in chemistry in 1962.
Gal J.Louis Pasteur, language, and molecular chirality. I. Background and dissymmetry. Chirality. 2011 Jan;23(1):1-16. doi: 10.1002/chir.20866.
Chirality is the property of a assymetry in which the objects are non-superposable on its mirror image such as left and right hand.