levorotatory definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or associated with an optically energetic substance that rotates the airplane of polarized light left, or counterclockwise: just levorotatory proteins are biologically energetic.
    • That rotates the jet of polarized light to the left, or anticlockwise.
    • changing or rotating the plane of polarization of light towards the remaining; -- put on crystals and compounds exhibiting optical task, such levulose, left-handed quartz crystals, etc. contrary of dextrorotatory.
    • turning to the left
  • others:
    • just like levogyrate.

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