dextrorotation


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dex·tro·ro·ta·tion

 (dĕk′strə-rō-tā′shən)
n.
A turning to the right. Used especially of the plane of polarization of light.

dextrorotation

(ˌdɛkstrəʊrəʊˈteɪʃən)
n
(General Physics) a rotation to the right; clockwise rotation, esp of the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light passing through a crystal, liquid, or solution, as seen by an observer facing the oncoming light. Compare laevorotation
dextrorotatory, ˌdextroˈrotary adj

dextrorotation

movement or rotation to the right, or clockwise. Also called dextrogyration.
See also: Right
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dextrorotation - rotation to the right
gyration, revolution, rotation - a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
counterclockwise rotation, levorotation - rotation to the left
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D stands for dextrorotation (dextro meaning "on the right side") when the molecule rotates polarized light to the right.