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Meaning of "levorotary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LEVOROTARY

levorotary  [ˌliːvəʊˈrəʊtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEVOROTARY

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

WHAT DOES LEVOROTARY 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.

Definition of levorotary in the English dictionary

The definition of levorotary in the dictionary is rotating anticlockwise.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEVOROTARY


contributory
kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ
coterie
ˈkəʊtərɪ
dextrorotary
ˌdɛkstrəʊˈrəʊtərɪ
distributary
dɪˈstrɪbjʊtərɪ
esotery
ˈɛsəʊtərɪ
executory
ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtərɪ
interlocutory
ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtərɪ
laevorotary
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 LEVOROTARY

leviratic
leviratical
leviration
levitate
levitation
levitational
levitator
Levite
Levitic
Levitical
Leviticus
levities
levity
Levkosia
levodopa
levogyre
levulin
levulose
levy
levy en masse

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEVOROTARY

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 levorotary in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «levorotary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEVOROTARY

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

Translator English - Chinese

左旋
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

levógiro
570 millions of speakers

English

levorotary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

levorotary
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أيسري التدوير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

левовращающей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

levorotary
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

levorotary
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lévogyre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Levorotary
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

linksdrehende
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

左旋性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

좌선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Levorotary
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

levorotary
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

levorotary
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेवोरोटी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

levorotar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

levorotary
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lewoskrętny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

левовращающей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

levorotary
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αριστερόστροφες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

levorotary
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vänstervridande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

levorotary
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of levorotary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEVOROTARY»

The term «levorotary» is used very little and occupies the 179.961 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEVOROTARY» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEVOROTARY»

Discover the use of levorotary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to levorotary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Food Carbohydrate Chemistry
Thus, being a D- or L-sugar does not predict whether a sugar is dextrorotary or levorotary. The designation D and L should not be confused with d and l, which denotes having optical activity that is dextrorotary or levorotary. (The trivial names  ...
Ronald E. Wrolstad, 2012
2
An Introduction to Biomedical Optics
Latin), whereas in the opposite case the rotation will be counterclockwise ( levorotary, laevus: Latin). Mixtures of D- and L-isomers are called racemic mixtures. The specific rotary power of a specimen is defined as the angle of rotation with ...
Robert Splinter, Brett A. Hooper, 2006
3
Biotechnology 101
Every organism on Earth has a metabolism that is limited to using dextrorotatory carbohydrates and levorotary amino acids. The other form can be toxic or lethal if taken in large amounts. Enantiomer forms differ in their biological activity in the ...
Brian Shmaefsky, 2006
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Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice
The direction inwhichthe isomers rotate polarized light distinguishes them as either dextrorotary (D) or levorotary(L) isomers. This distinction is important, because individual isomers of thesamedrug may havedifferent biologic effects. Asarule ...
David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A Wong, Lawrence C Tsen, 2014
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G Protein-coupled Receptors: Molecular Pharmacology
Moreover, in agreement with the known stereoselectivity of β-adrenergic receptors for antagonists such as propranolol and agonists such as adrenaline, the dextrorotary isomers display lower affinity than the levorotary isomers. In this respect ...
Georges Vauquelin, Bengt von Mentzer, 2008
6
Evolution:
Thus, the amino acids of all living forms are levorotary, that is, lefthanded. Righthanded molecular forms areonly found inDNA and RNA; all the other components of living beingsare built from lefthanded amino acids, other than a couple of ...
İrfan Yilmaz, 2014
7
Psychiatry
1989) than the levorotary form, so that the half-life of S-(+)-MDMA is 73.8 to 210 min while the half-life of R-(—)-MDMA is 100.7 to 350 min (Fallon et al. 1999, Verebey et al. 1988, Pacifici et al. 2001). The mean plasma concentration of the ...
Allan Tasman, Jerald Kay, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, 2011
8
Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry
One enantiomer will rotate light clockwise (right) and is said to be dextrorotary (or also dextrorotatory), whereas the other will rotate light counterclockwise (left) and is referred to as levorotary (or also levorotatory). The direction of rotation is ...
JaVed I. Khan, Donnell R. Christian, Jr., Thomas J. Kennedy, 2012
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Evolution: Principles and Processes
Molecules either deflect light to the left (are levorotary) or to the right (are dextrorotary). A mixture of equal forms averages out the optical activity and the molecule exhibits no chirality. The amino acids in carbonaceous chondrites possess both ...
Brian K. Hall, 2011
10
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
the levorotary form of the drug is the only active form; (2) two phenyl groups represent an important component of the activity; (3) meta substituents on the aromatic ring will increase the activity while ortho substituents exhibit steric hindrance for ...
David G. Watson, 2011

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEVOROTARY»

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TCN exclusive: Post-mortem report gives new twist to Nizamabad …
... the jump on the sharp edge broken ceramic levorotary basin material.” Those are the exact words copied from police theory written in its FIR. «TwoCircles.net, Apr 15»
2
An Introduction to Chiral Chromatography
If the light is rotated anticlockwise they are known as levorotary (l) or (-). Another way of denoting an enantiomer is using the configuration of ... «Chromatography Today, Sep 14»

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