dextrorotatory etymology

English word dextrorotatory comes from English rotatory, English dextro-

Detailed word origin of dextrorotatory

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rotatory English (eng) (obsolete) alternate or successive. Of, pertaining to, or causing rotation.
dextro- English (eng) (chemistry) Denoting a dextrorotatory form of an enantiomer.. Right; on the right; toward the right.
dextrorotatory English (eng) (chemistry, of an optically active compound or crystal) That rotates the plane of polarized light to the right, or clockwise.

Words with the same origin as dextrorotatory

Descendants of dextro-
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