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or dextr-
1. On or to the right; right: dextrorotation.
2. Dextrorotatory: dextrose.

[Latin, from dexter, on the right side; see deks- in Indo-European roots.]


or before a vowel


combining form
1. on or towards the right: dextrorotation.
2. (Chemistry) chem indicating a dextrorotatory compound: dextroglucose.
[from Latin, from dexter on the right side]


(ˈdɛk stroʊ)

[by shortening]


a combining form representing dextrorotatory, used esp. in the names of chemical compounds that in solution rotate polarized light in a clockwise direction: dextroglucose.
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