Levorotatory Le`vo*ro"ta*to*ry (-r[=o]"t[.a]*t[-o]*r[y^]), a. [Levo- + rotatory.] (Chem. & Physics) Turning or rotating the plane of polarization of light towards the left; -- applied to crystals and compounds exhibiting optical activity, such as levulose, left-handed quartz crystals, etc. Opposite of {dextrorotatory}. [Written also {l[ae]vorotatory}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Laevorotatory — L[ae] vo*ro ta*to*ry, a. Same as {Levorotatory}. Cf. {Dextrorotatory}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laevorotatory — adj. turning toward the left (Optics, Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laevorotatory — [ˌli:vəʊ rəʊtət(ə)ri] (US levorotatory) adjective Chemistry (of a compound) having the property of rotating the plane of a polarized light ray to the left, i.e. anticlockwise facing the oncoming radiation. The opposite of dextrorotatory.… …   English new terms 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

  • laevorotatory — adj. (US levorotatory) Chem. having the property of rotating the plane of a polarized light ray to the left (anticlockwise facing the oncoming radiation) …   Useful english dictionary

  • laevorotatory tartaric acid — kairioji vyno rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vyno rūgšties enantiomeras, sukantis šviesos poliarizacijos plokštumą į kairę, žymima (−). atitikmenys: angl. laevorotatory tartaric acid; laevo tartaric acid; levorotatory tartaric acid; …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • laevorotatory isomer — kairysis izomeras statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Izomeras, sukantis šviesos poliarizacijos plokštumą į kairę. atitikmenys: angl. laevo isomer; laevorotatory isomer; levo isomer; levorotatory isomer rus. левовращающий изомер; левый изомер …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Levorotation and dextrorotation — Dextrorotation and levorotation (also spelled laevorotation)The first word component comes from Latin word for right (as opposed to left) . Laevo or levo comes from the Latin for left. ] refer, respectively, to the properties of rotating plane… …   Wikipedia

  • anticlockwise — 1. adjective /ˌæntiˈklɒk.waɪz,ˌæntiˈklɑkwaɪz,ˌæntaɪˈklɑkwaɪz/ in a circular fashion so as to be moving to the left at the top of the circle and to the right at the bottom, in the opposite direction to the way the hands of an analogue clock move.… …   Wiktionary

  • Dopa — A precursor (forerunner) of dopamine, a key neurotransmitter (messenger) in the brain. Dopa is used in the treatment of Parkinson disease. Parkinson disease is believed to be related to low levels of dopamine in certain parts of the brain. When… …   Medical dictionary

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