Meaning of D in English


Pronunciation: ˌ d ē , ' d ē

Function: prefix

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from dextr-

1 : dextrorotatory < d- tartaric acid>

2 : having a similar configuration at a selected carbon atom to the configuration of dextrorotatory glyceraldehyde ― usually printed as a small capital < D -fructose>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.