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turning the plane of polarized light to the left (counterclockwise).
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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.
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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.
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Denoting levorotation, or crystals or solutions capable of causing it; as a chemical prefix, usually abbreviated l- or (-).
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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.
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