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dextrorotatory

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dextrorotatory


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dextrorotatory  \Dex`tro*ro"ta*to*ry\,  a.  [Dextro-  +  rotatory.] 
  (Chem.  &  Opt.) 
  Turning,  or  causing  to  turn,  toward  the  right  hand;  esp., 
  turning  the  plane  of  polarization  of  luminous  rays  toward  the 
  right  hand;  as  dextrorotatory  crystals,  sugars,  etc  Cf 
  {Levorotatory}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dextrorotatory 
  adj  :  rotating  to  the  right  [syn:  {dextrorotary},  {right-handed}] 




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