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dextrorotatory

dex·tro·ro·ta·to·ry

dextrorotatory

 
pronunciation:
dek stro ro t to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: turning to the right. (Cf. levorotatory.)
antonyms:
levorotatory
definition 2: of or designating a crystal or compound that turns the plane of polarized light to the right. (Cf. levorotatory.)
antonyms:
levorotatory
Word Parts
The word dextrorotatory contains the following parts:
dextr, dextro Latin root that means on the righthand side; skilful
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).