turning to the left, as the rotation to the left of the plane of polarization of light in certain crystals and compounds. Symbol:l-
- Also le·vo·ro·ta·ry [lee-vuh-roh-tuh-ree]. /ˌli vəˈroʊ tə ri/.
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How to use levorotatory in a sentence
Heinemann shows116 that lactic acid exists in two optical modifications, the levorotatory and dextrorotary acids.The Book of Cheese | Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
The gums are translucent, amorphous substances, whose solutions in water are levorotatory.The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Scientific definitions for levorotatory
Relating to a substance that causes levorotation.
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