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/.
- dex·tro·ro·ta·tion [dek-stroh-roh-tey-shuhn], /ˌdɛk stroʊ roʊˈteɪ ʃən/, noun
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How to use dextrorotatory in a sentence
This latter property is remarkable, as most of them are compounds of the strongly dextrorotatory d-glucose.The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Its name has reference to its powerful dextrorotatory action on polarized light.
Scientific definitions for dextrorotatory
Relating to a substance that causes dextrorotation.
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