- turning or circling to the left, in a counterclockwise direction
- that turns the plane of polarized light counterclockwise: said of certain crystals, etc.
Origin: levo- plush rotatory
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also le·vo·ro·ta·ryadjective Symbol l-
levorotatory - Medical Definition
- Turning or rotating the plane of polarization of light to the left.
- Of or relating to a chemical solution that rotates such a plane to the left.
levorotatory - Science Definition
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