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dextro

[dek-stroh] /ˈdɛk stroʊ/
adjective, Optics.
Origin
by shortening

dextro-

1.
a combining form meaning “right,” used in the formation of compound words:
dextrorotatatory.
2.
Chemistry. a combining form meaning “turning clockwise”:
dextroglucose.
Also, especially before a vowel, dextr-.
Origin
< Latin dextr-, stem of dexter right-hand + -o-, on the model of retro-
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British Dictionary definitions for dextro

dextro

/ˈdɛkstrəʊ/
adjective
1.
short for dextrorotatory See dextrorotatory

dextro-

combining form
1.
on or towards the right: dextrorotation
2.
(in chemistry) indicating a dextrorotatory compound: dextroglucose
Word Origin
from Latin, from dexter on the right side
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Word Origin and History for dextro

dextro-

word-forming element meaning "toward or on the right-hand side," from comb. form of Latin dexter (see dexterity).

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dextro in Medicine

dextro- or dextr-
pref.

  1. On or to the right; right: dextroposition.

  2. Dextrorotatory: dextrose.

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