Dextrorotatory vs Laevorotatory - What's the difference?

dextrorotatory | laevorotatory |


As adjectives the difference between dextrorotatory and laevorotatory

is that dextrorotatory is (chemistry|of an optically active compound or crystal) that rotates the plane of polarized light to the right, or clockwise while laevorotatory is .

dextrorotatory

English

Adjective

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  • (chemistry, of an optically active compound or crystal) That rotates the plane of polarized light to the right, or clockwise.
  • Antonyms

    * levorotatory

    Synonyms

    * (symbol) d- * (prefix) dex-, dextro-

    laevorotatory

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)