laevogyrate

/livoʊˈdʒaɪrət/ (say leevoh'juyruht)

adjective Optics, Crystallography, etc.
laevorotatory.
Also, US, levogyrate.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • laevogyrate — Levogyrate Le vo*gy rate ( j[imac] r[asl]t), a. [Levo + gyrate.] (Chem., Physics, Biochem.) Turning or twisting the plane of polarization of light towards the left, as levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.; levorotatory. [Written also {l[ae]vogyrate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laevorotatory — /ˌlivoʊroʊˈteɪtəri/ (say .leevohroh taytuhree) adjective Optics, Crystallography, etc. turning the plane of polarisation of light to the left, as certain crystals, etc. Also, laevogyrate; US, levorotatory …   Australian English dictionary

  • laevoduction —   n. movement leftwards.    ♦ laevogyrate,    ♦ laevorotatory, a. turning to left, especially plane of polarized light.    ♦ laevoversion, n. turning of eyes to left.    ♦ laevulose, n. kind of very sweet sugar obtained from sucrose …   Dictionary of difficult words

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