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


Medical Dictionary

levorotatory

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