Other definitions for dextro- (2 of 2)
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-.
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How to use dextro in a sentence
This product is dextro-rotatory; the laevo and inactive modifications occur in the so-called baldrianic camphor.
They're called d- and l-isomers—d for dextro, l for levo; right and left, you see.A Feast of Demons | William Morrison
Et tibi quae Samios diduxit littera ramos, Surgentem dextro monstravit limite callem.St. Winifred's | Frederic W. Farrar
The particular form of sugar with which we are concerned here is known as "dextro-glucose."Marvels of Scientific Invention | Thomas W. Corbin
In the amygdalin molecule, it exists in the dextro form, which has been named "prunasin."The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
British Dictionary definitions for dextro (1 of 2)
short for dextrorotatory: See dextrorotatory
British Dictionary definitions for dextro- (2 of 2)
on or towards the right: dextrorotation
(in chemistry) indicating a dextrorotatory compound: dextroglucose
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