Definition of Dextrorotatory

1. Adjective. Rotating to the right.

Exact synonyms: Dextrorotary, Right-handed
Similar to: Clockwise
Derivative terms: Right-handedness



Definition of Dextrorotatory

1. a. Turning, or causing to turn, toward the right hand; esp., turning the plane of polarization of luminous rays toward the right hand; as, dextrorotatory crystals, sugars, etc. Cf. Levorotatory.

Definition of Dextrorotatory

1. Adjective. (context: chemistry of an optically active compound or crystal) That rotates the plane of polarized light to the right, or clockwise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dextrorotatory

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Dextrorotatory

1. A chiral molecule which rotates plane-polarized light to the right. (09 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dextrorotatory

dextromethorphan
dextromethorphan O-demethylase
dextromethorphan hydrobromide
dextromoramide
dextromoramide tartrate
dextronic
dextronic acid
dextropedal
dextroposition
dextroposition of the heart
dextropropoxyphene
dextropropoxyphene hydrochloride
dextropropoxyphene napsylate
dextrorotary
dextrorotation
dextrorotatory (current term)
dextrorotatory isomer
dextrorphan
dextrorphanol
dextrorsal
dextrorse
dextrose
dextroses
dextrosinistral
dextrosuria
dextrotartaric acid
dextrothyroxine
dextrothyroxine sodium
dextrotorsion
dextrotropic

Literary usage of Dextrorotatory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"It crystallises in hexagonal prisms, mp 205°, is dextrorotatory, ... is amorphous and dextrorotatory. On hydrolysis with acids it furnishes ..."

2. Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis: A Manual of Standard Methods for the by Azor Thurston (1922)
"Is dextrorotatory, before and after inversion, in aqueous solutions. ... elevation of temperature until it equalizes the dextrorotatory power of dextrose. ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"This oil, which is also obtained from the rind of the unripe fruit, appears to consist chiefly of a mixture of two dextrorotatory terpenes, together with a ..."

4. A Handbook for Cane-sugar Manufacturers and Their Chemists by Guilford Lawson Spencer (1917)
"These substances are dextrorotatory and are both precipitated by ... Not precipitable by subacetate of lead, but is rendered dextrorotatory instead of ..."

5. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"To insure complete precipitation of all dextrorotatory gums some ... The extraction of high polarizing dextrorotatory gums is very liable to occur, ..."

6. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"To insure complete precipitation of all dextrorotatory gums some ... The extraction of high polarizing dextrorotatory gums is very liable to occur, ..."

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