Ro"ta*to*ry (?), a. [Cf. F. rotatoire. See Rotate, Rotary.]

1.

Turning as on an axis; rotary.

2.

Going in a circle; following in rotation or succession; as, rotatory assembles.

Burke.

3. Opt.

Producing rotation of the plane of polarization; as, the rotatory power of bodies on light. See the Note under polarization.

Nichol.

 

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Ro"ta*to*ry, n. Zool.

A rotifer.

[R.]

Kirby.

 

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