optical rotation


optical rotation

noun

Definition of OPTICAL ROTATION

:  the angle through which the plane of vibration of polarized light that traverses an optically active substance is rotated

First Known Use of OPTICAL ROTATION

1895

optical rotation

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPTICAL ROTATION

: the angle through which the plane of vibration of polarized light that traverses an optically active substance is rotated

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