levorotation


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levorotation

[¦lē·və·rō′tā·shən]
(optics)
Rotation of the plane of polarization of plane polarized light in a counterclockwise direction, as seen by an observer facing in the direction of light propagation. Also known as levulorotation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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