levorotary

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le·vo·ro·ta·to·ry

 (lē′və-rō′tə-tôr′ē) also le·vo·ro·ta·ry (-tə-rē)
adj. Symbol l-
Of or relating to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of polarized light to the left, or counterclockwise (when looking toward the light source): Only levorotatory amino acids are biologically active.
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levorotary

(ˌliːvəʊˈrəʊtərɪ)
adj
rotating anticlockwise
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Adj.1.levorotary - rotating to the left
anticlockwise, contraclockwise, counterclockwise - in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock
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