Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing to turn toward the right hand: as, a dextrogyrate crystal (that is, a crystal which in circular polarization turns the plane of polarization to the right). See polarisation. Also dextrorotatory.
- adj. dextrorotatory
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem. & Opt.) Same as dextrorotatory.
- dextro- + gyrate (Wiktionary)
“As if that were not enough to ensure the longevity of refreshingly ordinary words like clockwise, further along the avenues of science we come across the adjectives dextrorotatory or dextrorotatary, dextrogyrous, dextrogyrate and dextrogyre.”
“(BEMPh) effects initiated by the presence of a luminous stimulus are responsible for the following categories of processes • the energic-informational genesis of the helicoidal and dextrogyrate DNA structure, • the photolysis of cellular membranes, • the generation of the organic polymers network, • the formation of reserves of molecular compounds (energy / information traps), • the apparition of the membranous black-holes assuring the cells 'nutrition, • the generation of the electric potential of repose and of action and the”
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