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1. On or to the right; right: dextrorotation.
2. Dextrorotatory: dextrose.
dextro-or before a vowel
1. on or towards the right: dextrorotation.
2. (Chemistry) chem indicating a dextrorotatory compound: dextroglucose.
[from Latin, from dexter on the right side]
a combining form representing dextrorotatory, used esp. in the names of chemical compounds that in solution rotate polarized light in a clockwise direction: dextroglucose.