d-


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-).

Nearby words

  1. d'oyly carte,
  2. d'oyly carte, richard,
  3. d'urfey,
  4. d'urfey, thomas,
  5. d, d,
  6. d-bag,
  7. d-day,
  8. d-glucose,
  9. d-glyceraldehyde,
  10. d-mark

Compare d-.

d-

Symbol, Chemistry, Biochemistry.

dextrorotatory; dextro- (distinguished from l-).
Compare d-.

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Medicine definitions for d-

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.

pref.

To the right; dextro:d-tartaric acid.

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