Levorotatory

Definition of Levorotatory

Le`vo`ro´ta`to`ry   Pronunciation: ~rō´tå`tô`rŷ
a.1.(Chem. & Physics) Turning or rotating the plane of polarization of light towards the left; - applied to crystals and compounds exhibiting optical activity, such as levulose, left-handed quartz crystals, etc. Opposite of dextrorotatory.

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anticlockwise, contraclockwise, counterclockwise, left-handed, levorotary
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