Origin of dextro
- a combining form meaning “right,” used in the formation of compound words: dextrorotatatory.
- Chemistry. a combining form meaning “turning clockwise”: dextroglucose.
Also especially before a vowel, dextr-.
Origin of dextro-
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Examples from the Web for dextro
Hence this portion of the small intestine consists of a dextro- and sinistro-mesenteric segment.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
Promorpha dipleura vel bilaterali, dextro et sinistro antimero symmetricis, plano sagittali annuloque separatis.
They're called d- and l-isomers—d for dextro, l for levo; right and left, you see.A Feast of Demons
In the amygdalin molecule, it exists in the dextro form, which has been named "prunasin."The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
- short for dextrorotatorySee dextrorotatory
before a vowel dextr-
- on or towards the rightdextrorotation
- (in chemistry) indicating a dextrorotatory compounddextroglucose
from Latin, from dexter on the right side
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Word Origin and History for dextro
word-forming element meaning "toward or on the right-hand side," from comb. form of Latin dexter (see dexterity).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- On or to the right; right:dextroposition.
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