levorotation


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le·vo·ro·ta·tion

 (lē′və-rō-tā′shən)
n.
A counterclockwise rotation, especially of the plane of polarized light.

levorotation

rotation toward the left; counterclockwise rotation, a characteristic of the plane of polarization of light. — levorotatory, adj.
See also: Left, Light
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.levorotation - rotation to the left
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"
clockwise rotation, dextrorotation - rotation to the right
References in periodicals archive ?
In 80% of cases there will be dextrorotation and in the rest there will be levorotation.
The L is short for levorotation (levo meaning "on the left side" in Latin) designating that the molecule rotates polarized light to the left.