Levorotatory meaning

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Of or relating to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of polarized light to the left, or counterclockwise.

Only levorotatory amino acids are biologically active.

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Turning or circling to the left, in a counterclockwise direction.
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That turns the plane of polarized light counterclockwise.
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Relating to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of polarized light to the left, or counterclockwise (when looking toward the light source).

Only levorotatory amino acids are biologically active.

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Relating to a substance that causes levorotation.
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(chemistry, of an optically active compound or crystal) That rotates the plane of polarized light to the left, or anticlockwise.
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Origin of levorotatory

levo- +"Ž rotatory