levorotatory

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

Definition of levorotatory

  1. :  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


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levorotatory

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adjective le·vo·ro·ta·to·ry \-ˈrōt-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\
variants: or

levorotary

\-ˈrōt-ə-rē\play or British

laevorotatory

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laevorotary

Medical Definition of levorotatory

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


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