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[dek-stroh-roh-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌdɛk stroʊˈroʊ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective, Optics.
turning to the right, as the rotation to the right of the plane of polarization of light in certain crystals and the like. Symbol: d-.
Also, dextrorotary
[dek-stroh-roh-tuh-ree] /ˌdɛk stroʊˈroʊ tə ri/ (Show IPA)
Origin of dextrorotatory
1875-80; dextro- + rotatory
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[dek-stroh-roh-tey-shuh n] /ˌdɛk stroʊ roʊˈteɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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dextrorotatory in Medicine

dextrorotatory dex·tro·ro·ta·to·ry (děk'strə-rō'tə-tôr'ē) or dex·tro·ro·ta·ry (-rō'tə-rē)
Turning or rotating the plane of polarization of light to the right or clockwise, as for solutions or isomers, usually designated as d- in chemical names.

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dextrorotatory in Science
Relating to a substance that causes dextrorotation.
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