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