from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Turning or twisting the plane of polarization towards the left, as in levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Turning or twisting the plane of polarization of light towards the left, as levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.; levorotatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
levo- + gyrate (Wiktionary)