levogyrate

Levogyrate

Le`vo*gy"rate\ (-j[imac]"r[asl]t), a. [Levo- + gyrate.] (Chem. & Physics) Turning or twisting the plane of polarization towards the left, as levulose, levotartaric acid, etc. [Written also l[ae]vogyrate.]
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