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Meaning of "laevorotary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LAEVOROTARY

laevorotary  [ˌliːvəʊˈrəʊtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAEVOROTARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Laevorotary is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LAEVOROTARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Dextrorotation and levorotation

Dextrorotation and levorotation refer to the properties of rotating plane polarized light. If the light rotates clockwise as it approaches an observer, this is known as dextrorotation, light with a rotation to the right. If the light rotates counterclockwise as it approaches the observer, then the light exhibits levorotation, rotation to the left. A compound with dextrorotation is called dextrorotatory or dextrorotary, while a compound with levorotation is called levorotatory or levorotary. Compounds with these properties are said to have optical activity and consist of chiral molecules. If a chiral molecule is dextrorotary, its enantiomer will be levorotary, and vice-versa. In fact, the enantiomers will rotate plane polarized light the same number of degrees, but in opposite directions. Apart from direct measurement of the optical rotation of an actual sample, it is only possible to determine whether a given chiral molecule will be levorotatory or dextrorotatory, directly from its absolute configuration, via detailed computer modeling. That is to say, both "R" and "S" stereocenters have the ability to be dextrorotatory or levorotatory.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LAEVOROTARY


contributory
kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ
coterie
ˈkəʊtərɪ
dextrorotary
ˌdɛkstrəʊˈrəʊtərɪ
distributary
dɪˈstrɪbjʊtərɪ
esotery
ˈɛsəʊtərɪ
executory
ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtərɪ
interlocutory
ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtərɪ
levorotary
ˌliːvəʊˈrəʊtərɪ
locomotory
ˌləʊkəˈməʊtərɪ
motory
ˈməʊtərɪ
notary
ˈnəʊtərɪ
otary
ˈəʊtərɪ
prothonotary
ˌprəʊθəˈnəʊtərɪ
protonotary
ˌprəʊtəʊˈnəʊtərɪ
retributory
rɪˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ
rotary
ˈrəʊtərɪ
salutary
ˈsæljʊtərɪ
statutory
ˈstætjʊtərɪ
tributary
ˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ
votary
ˈvəʊtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAEVOROTARY

ladykin
ladylike
ladylikeness
ladylove
Ladyship
Ladysmith
laeotropic
Laertes
Laetare Sunday
laetrile
laevogyrate
laevorotation
laevorotatory
laevulin
laevulose
Lafayette
Laffer curve
Laforgue
LAFTA
lag

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAEVOROTARY

commentary
complementary
complimentary
dietary
documentary
elementary
hereditary
military
momentary
monetary
parliamentary
planetary
proprietary
sanitary
secretary
solitary
supplementary
the military
unitary
voluntary

Synonyms and antonyms of laevorotary in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «laevorotary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAEVOROTARY

Find out the translation of laevorotary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of laevorotary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «laevorotary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

laevorotary
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

levorrotatoria
570 millions of speakers

English

laevorotary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

laevorotary
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

laevorotary
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

laevorotary
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

laevorotary
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

laevorotary
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lévogyre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Laevorotary
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

laevorotary
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

左旋性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

laevorotary
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Laevorotary
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

laevorotary
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

laevorotary
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लाईव्होरोटीरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

laevorotary
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

laevorotary
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

laevorotary
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

laevorotary
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

laevorotary
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αριστερόστροφη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laevorotary
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vänstervridande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

laevorotary
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of laevorotary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAEVOROTARY»

The term «laevorotary» is used very little and occupies the 192.892 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAEVOROTARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about laevorotary

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAEVOROTARY»

Discover the use of laevorotary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to laevorotary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Journal of Physiology
The estimations could not be made so exactly as in the case of the salivary secretion, but the general result was the same, that the laevorotary form was about twice as active as the racemic variety. These results indicate that the two active ...
‎1905
2
Journal of the Chemical Society
In the fermentation in question, therefore, the bacteria have, in decomposing the inactive calcium lactate, attacked the dextroi-otary molecules by preference, leaving the laevorotary molecules, or calcium sarcolactate, in the free state.
‎1893
3
The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
In combination with morphine, the laevorotary base proved more toxic to mice than til-hyoscine. It may be remarked that the l-scopolamine hydrobromide used by Smith gave an optical rotation of only — l9.5°, while that given for the pure ...
John Jacob Abel, Arthur Robertson Cushny, 1921
4
The collected works of Sir Humphry Davy ...: Discourses ...
If the fermentation is not interrupted, the laevorotary molecules are apparently also attacked and destroyed by the fermentative activity of the bacteria. This fermentation of calcium lactate is, therefore, very similar to that of calcium glycerate by ...
Sir Humphry Davy, John Davy, 1893
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Journal - Chemical Society, London
... new glyceric acid is itself indisputably dextrorotary, although we cannot yet assign an exact value for its optical activity, in consequence of the facility with which it passes, partially, at any rate, into an anhydride, which is strongly laevorotary.
Chemical Society (Great Britain), 1891
6
A Practical Guide to the Newer Remedies
and Cushing* both found that the latter, when tested physiologically, was only half as potent as the former, and this was explained by the fact that the artificial product contained two isomeric varieties, one laevorotary and one dextrorotary, ...
John Matthew Fortescue-Brickdale, 1910
7
Research and Progress
Experience has shown that most animal and vegetable proteins contain only laevorotary amino-acids. The organism disposes of enzymes with the specific function of breaking down and building up proteins from the laevorotary types. Just as ...
‎1940
8
Notes on essential oils: with special reference to their ...
Menthol from oil of peppermint is laevorotary [a]d = — 59"1°. It forms colourless crystals, melting at 42°, boiling at 212°, and of specific gravity -890 at 20°. Heated with anhydrous CuSO4 it gives cymene C10Hu. It is related to menthone as an ...
T. H. W. Idris, 1900
9
The function of the thyroid gland
Salter, Lerman and I8 in 1935 assayed on myxedematous subjects some dextro and some laevorotary thyroxine, and reached the conclusion that these isomers were equally active physiologically. Later work, however, has proved this to have  ...
James Howard Means, 1949
10
e-Study Guide for: Pharmacotherapy : A Pathophysiologic ...
Levorphanol: Levorphanol isan opioid medicationusedto treat severepain. Itisthe laevorotary stereoisomer of thesynthetic morphinan (Dromoran) andapureopioidagonist, first described inGermany in1946asan orally active morphinelike ...
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, 2012

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« EDUCALINGO. Laevorotary [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/laevorotary>. Aug 2020 ».
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