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Wordnet 3.0


1. rotating to the left;
[syn: levorotary, levorotatory, left-handed]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Levorotatory \Le`vo*ro"ta*to*ry\ (-r[=o]"t[.a]*t[-o]*r[y^]), a. [Levo- + rotatory.] (Chem. & Physics) 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 dextrorotatory. [Written also l[ae]vorotatory.] [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

levorotatory adj 1: rotating to the left [syn: levorotary, levorotatory, left-handed]