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dextrorotatory

adjective dex·tro·ro·ta·to·ry \-ˈrō-tə-ˌtr-ē\

Definition of DEXTROROTATORY

:  turning clockwise or toward the right; specifically :  rotating the plane of polarization of light toward the right <dextrorotatory crystals> — compare levorotatory
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First Known Use of DEXTROROTATORY

circa 1872
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dextrorotatory

adjective dex·tro·ro·ta·to·ry \-ˈrōt-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtr-\

Medical Definition of DEXTROROTATORY

:  turning clockwise or toward the right; especially :  rotating the plane of polarization of light toward the right <dextrorotatory crystals>—compare levorotatory

Variants of DEXTROROTATORY

dex·tro·ro·ta·to·ry also dex·tro·ro·ta·ry \-ˈrōt-ə-rē\

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