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- Causing to turn toward the left hand: as, a levogyrate crystal—that is, one that turns the rays to the right in the polarization of light. See dextrogyrate.
- adj. chemistry, physics Turning or twisting the plane of polarization towards the left, as in levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem., Physics, Biochem.) Turning or twisting the plane of polarization of light towards the left, as levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.; levorotatory.
- levo- + gyrate (Wiktionary)
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These words either descend from a word or root referring to the left side or direction (e.g., “sinister”) or refer to the concept themselves. Many, but not all, have negative connotations.
on the left; counterclockwise
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