from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to an optically active chemical that rotates the plane of polarized light to the left, or counterclockwise: Only levorotatory amino acids are biologically active.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That rotates the plane of polarized light to the left, or anticlockwise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Turning or rotating the plane of polarization of light towards the left; -- applied to crystals and compounds exhibiting optical activity, such as levulose, left-handed quartz crystals, etc. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as levogyrate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. rotating to the left
levo- + rotatory (Wiktionary)