Levogyrate Le`vo*gy"rate (-j[imac]"r[asl]t), a. [Levo- + gyrate.] (Chem., Physics, Biochem.) Turning or twisting the plane of polarization of light towards the left, as levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.; levorotatory. [Written also {l[ae]vogyrate}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • laevogyrate — /livoʊˈdʒaɪrət/ (say leevoh juyruht) adjective Optics, Crystallography, etc. → laevorotatory. Also, US, levogyrate …   Australian English dictionary

  • laevorotatory — /ˌlivoʊroʊˈteɪtəri/ (say .leevohroh taytuhree) adjective Optics, Crystallography, etc. turning the plane of polarisation of light to the left, as certain crystals, etc. Also, laevogyrate; US, levorotatory …   Australian English dictionary

  • laevoduction —   n. movement leftwards.    ♦ laevogyrate,    ♦ laevorotatory, a. turning to left, especially plane of polarized light.    ♦ laevoversion, n. turning of eyes to left.    ♦ laevulose, n. kind of very sweet sugar obtained from sucrose …   Dictionary of difficult words

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