levogyrate definition

  • adjective:
    • switching or turning the airplane of polarization towards the remaining, as in levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.
    • switching or twisting the jet of polarization of light to the left, as levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.; levorotatory.
  • others:
    • Causing to turn toward the left-hand: since, a levogyrate crystal—that is, one that converts the rays off to the right when you look at the polarization of light. See dextrogyrate.

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