Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem., Physics, Biochem.) Turning or twisting the plane of polarization of light towards the left, as levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.; levorotatory.

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  • adjective chemistry, physics Turning or twisting the plane of polarization towards the left, as in levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.

Etymologies

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levo- +‎ gyrate

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