levorotatory

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levorotatory

 [le″vo-ro´tah-tor″e]
turning the plane of polarized light to the left (counterclockwise).

le·vo·ro·ta·to·ry

(lē'vō-rō'tă-tō'rē),
1. Denoting levorotation, or certain crystals or solutions capable of causing it; as a chemical prefix, usually abbreviated l- or (-). Compare: dextrorotatory.
2. Describing any leftward or anticlockwise rotation.
Synonym(s): levogyrate, levogyrous

levorotatory

/le·vo·ro·ta·to·ry/ (-ro´tah-tor″e) turning the plane of polarization of polarized light to the left (counterclockwise).

levorotatory

(lē′və-rō′tə-tôr′ē) also

levorotary

(-tə-rē)
adj. Symbol l-
Of or relating to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of polarized light to the left, or counterclockwise: Only levorotatory amino acids are biologically active.

le·vo·ro·ta·to·ry

(lē'vō-rō'tă-tōr-ē)
Denoting levorotation, or crystals or solutions capable of causing it; as a chemical prefix, usually abbreviated l- or (-).
Compare: dextrorotatory
Synonym(s): laevorotatory.

laevorotatory

or

levorotatory

(of a crystal, liquid or solution) having the property of rotating a plane of polarized light to the left (e.g. fructose). Compare DEXTROROTATORY.

levorotatory (lēˈ·v·rōˑ·t·tōrˈ·ē),

adj 1. having the quality of rotating the plane of polarized light in the counterclockwise direction. Applies to many organic compounds.
2. In aromatherapy, used to describe a characteristic of essential oils. Also known as
laevorotatory. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary.

levorotatory

turning the plane of polarization, or rays of light, to the left.