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dextrorotatory

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

Definition of dextrorotatory

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



Circa 1872

First Known Use of dextrorotatory

circa 1872


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dextrorotatory

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

Medical Definition of dextrorotatory

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



Variants of dextrorotatory

also dextrorotary \-ˈrōt-ə-rē\play

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