dextrorotatory


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dextrorotatory

[‚dek·strə′rōd·ə‚tȯr·ē]
(optics)
Rotating clockwise the plane of polarization of a wave traveling through a medium in a clockwise direction, as seen by an eye observing the light. Abbreviated dextro.
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The district court, with the Federal Circuit affirming, held that the difficulty of the separation and the unexpected properties of the dextrorotatory enantiomer rendered the enantiomer nonobvious in spite of the racemate.
In addition to the unpredictable properties exhibited by the dextrorotatory enantiomer, the district court found that the separation of enantiomers was not routine.