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Symbol, Biochemistry. (of a molecule) having a configuration resembling the dextrorotatory isomer of glyceraldehyde: always printed as a small capital, roman character (distinguished from l-).
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Symbol, Chemistry, Biochemistry.
dextrorotatory; dextro- (distinguished from l-).
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d- in Medicine

d- pref.
Relating to the configuration of d-glyceraldehyde, a compound chosen as the basis for stereochemical nomenclature because it is the simplest carbohydrate that can form optical isomers: d-fructose.

d- pref. d-
To the right; dextro: d-tartaric acid.

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