1. a combining form meaning “right,” used in the formation of compound words: dextrorotatatory.
  2. Chemistry. a combining form meaning “turning clockwise”: dextroglucose.

combining form

  1. on or towards the rightdextrorotation
  2. (in chemistry) indicating a dextrorotatory compounddextroglucose

word-forming element meaning “toward or on the right-hand side,” from comb. form of Latin dexter (see dexterity).


  1. On or to the right; right:dextroposition.
  2. Dextrorotatory:dextrose.

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