Definition of Dextrorotation
1. Noun. Rotation to the right.
Generic synonyms: Gyration, Revolution, Rotation
Medical Definition of Dextrorotation
1. A turning or twisting to the right; especially, the clockwise twist given the plane of plane-polarised light by solutions of certain optically active substances. Compare: levorotation. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Dextrorotation
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1. Select Methods in Food Analysis by Henry Leffmann, Beam, William, William Beam (1905)
"If the direct examination shows dextrorotation, sucrose and the unfermentable constituents of glucose may be present. If after inversion it is levorotatory, ..."
2. Optical Activity and Chemical Composition by Hans Landolt (1899)
"... ther a diminution and a transition (R) to a dextrorotation. which increases rapidly to a maximum (M2) ; and finally a slow decrease of the ..."
3. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"Chemical Analysis and Composition of American Honeys," Bui. 110, US Bur. of Chem., p. 61. dextrorotation of Inverted Molasses at 87° C. — The observations ..."
4. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1911)
"Thus, while the great majority of specimens of American oil exhibit a marked dextrorotation, samples are occasionally met with which are only feebly ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1908)
"... and is remarkable on account of its optical dextrorotation (aD+o°io') since Java oils usually show exclusively a slight laevo-rotation. ..."