Meaning of levorotatory

le•vo•ro•ta•to•ry

Pronunciation: (lē"vu-rō'tu-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— adj. Optics, Chem., Biochem.
  1. turning to the left, as the rotation to the left of the plane of polarization of light in certain crystals and compounds. Symbol: l-
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