US var. of LAEVO-.

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— see lev-

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a combining form meaning "left," "levorotatory," used in the formation of compound words: levoglucose; levorotation.
Also, laevo-; esp. before a vowel, lev-.
[repr. L laevus left, on the left; see -O-]

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lev|o «LEHV oh», adjective.
Chemistry. turning or turned to the left; levorotatory: »

Dextro and levo…testosterone molecules are…each a mirror image of the other (Science News).

[< Latin laevus left]
combining form.
1. toward the left: »

Levorotatory = rotatory toward the left.

2. levorotatory: »

Levoglucose = levorotatory glucose.

Also, lev- before vowels. Also, laevo-.
[< Latin laevus left]

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(also chiefly Brit. laevo-) comb. form on or to the left


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variant of lævo-.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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