dextrorotatory

dextrorotatory

[dek-stroh-roh-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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] .


Origin:
1875–80; dextro- + rotatory

dextrorotation [dek-stroh-roh-tey-shuhn] , noun
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dextrorotation (ˌdɛkstrəʊrəʊˈteɪʃən)
 
n
Compare laevorotation a rotation to the right; clockwise rotation, esp of the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light passing through a crystal, liquid, or solution, as seen by an observer facing the oncoming light
 
dextrorotatory
 
adj
 
dextro'rotary
 
adj

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dextrorotatory dex·tro·ro·ta·to·ry (děk'strə-rō'tə-tôr'ē) or dex·tro·ro·ta·ry (-rō'tə-rē)
adj.
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   (děk'strə-rō'tə-tôr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a substance that causes dextrorotation.
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