optical rotatory dispersion


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optical rotatory dispersion

[′äp·tə·kəl ′rōd·ə‚tȯr·ē di′spər·zhən]
(optics)
Specific rotation, considered as a function of wavelength. Abbreviated ORD.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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