dextro-

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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dextro- or (before a vowel) dextr-
 
combining form
1.  on or towards the right: dextrorotation
2.  (in chemistry) indicating a dextrorotatory compound: dextroglucose
 
[from Latin, from dexter on the right side]
 
dextr- or (before a vowel) dextr-
 
combining form
 
[from Latin, from dexter on the right side]

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dextro- or dextr-
pref.

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

  2. Dextrorotatory: dextrose.

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