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(of a compound) having the property of rotating the plane of a polarized light ray to the left, i.e., counterclockwise facing the oncoming radiation.The opposite of dextrorotatory
- ‘Hence this appeal to gastropodologists, if such a term exists, to come to the rescue and explain the unique (laevorotatory) development of the humble periwinkle.’
- ‘The chemical structure of the natural form of ephedrine is levorotatory, while the synthetic ephedrine is a racemic mixture.’
- ‘Morphine is an amphoteric pentacyclic alkaloid that exists naturally in its levorotatory form as columnar colorless prisms.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.