Levo definition

lēvō
To the left.

Levorotatory.

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Levorotatory.

Levulose.

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Toward or on the left-hand side.

Levorotatory.

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(chem.) Levorotatory.

Levulose.

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(chemistry) Denoting a levorotatory form of an enantiomer.
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Levorotatory.
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Origin of levo

  • < L laevus, left < earlier *laiwos < IE *laiwos (> Gr laios) < base *(e)lei-, to bend, curve > el(bow)

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • French lévo- from Latin laevus left

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition