levorotatory

adjective
le·vo·ro·ta·to·ry | \ ˌlē-və-ˈrō-tə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of levorotatory 

: turning toward the left or counterclockwise specifically : rotating the plane of polarization of light to the left — compare dextrorotatory

First Known Use of levorotatory

1864, in the meaning defined above

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levorotatory

adjective
le·vo·ro·ta·to·ry | \ -ˈrōt-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \
variants: or levorotary \-ˈrōt-ə-rē \ or British laevorotatory or laevorotary

Medical Definition of levorotatory 

: turning toward the left or counterclockwise especially : rotating the plane of polarization of light to the left — compare dextrorotatory

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