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optical rotation

noun, Physical Chemistry
the angle at which the plane of polarized light is rotated when passed through an optically active substance.
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1890-95 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for optical rotation

optical rotation

the angle through which plane-polarized light is rotated in its passage through a substance exhibiting optical activity
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optical rotation in Medicine

optical rotation n.
The change or rotation in the plane of polarization that occurs when polarized light is passed through an optically active substance.

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