levorotatory

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levo- +‎ rotatory

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levorotatory ‎(not comparable)

  1. (chemistry, of an optically active compound or crystal) That rotates the plane of polarized light to the left, or anticlockwise.
    Levofloxacin is the levorotatory enantiomer of the medication ofloxacin.

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