- turning to the right, as the rotation to the right of the plane of polarization of light in certain crystals and the like. Symbol: d-
Also dex·tro·ro·ta·ry [dek-stroh-roh-tuh-ree] /ˌdɛk stroʊˈroʊ tə ri/.
Origin of dextrorotatory
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- Turning or rotating the plane of polarization of light to the right or clockwise, as for solutions or isomers, usually designated as d- in chemical names.
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- Relating to a substance that causes dextrorotation.
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