levorotation

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levorotation

 [le″vo-ro-ta´shun]
a turning to the left; levogyration.

le·vo·ro·ta·tion

(lē'vō-rō-tā'shŭn),
1. A turning or twisting to the left; in particular, the counterclockwise twist given the plane of plane-polarized light by solutions of certain optically active substances. Compare: dextrorotation.
2. Synonym(s): sinistrotorsion
[levo- + L. roto, to turn]

le·vo·ro·ta·tion

(lē'vō-rō-tā'shŭn)
1. A turning or twisting to the left; in particular, the counterclockwise twist given the plane of plane-polarized light by solutions of certain optically active substances.
2. Synonym(s): sinistrotorsion, laevorotation.
Synonym(s): laevorotation.
[levo- + L. roto, to turn]
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When the poisoned arrow falls, it strikes him 'laevo...pede' (398).
At line 398, we are presented with the picture of a foot pierced by an arrow: 'laevo fixa sagitta pede est'.