Levo- Le"vo- (l[=e]"v[-o]-) pref. A prefix from L. laevus, meaning: (a) Pertaining to, or toward, the left; as, levorotatory. (b) (Chem. & Opt.) Turning the plane of polarized light to the left; as, levotartaric acid; levoracemic acid; levogyratory crystals, etc. [Written also {l[ae]vo-}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • levo- — Prefijo que significa izquierdo. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

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  • levo- — comb. form meaning toward the left, from Fr. lévo , from L. laevus left (see LEFT (Cf. left) (adj.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • levo- — [lē′vō, lē′və] [< L laevus, left < earlier * laiwos < IE * laiwos (> Gr laios) < base * (e)lei , to bend, curve > EL(BOW)] combining form 1. toward or on the left hand side [levorotatory] 2. Chem. levorotatory [levulose]: Also,… …   English World dictionary

  • levo- — US var. of LAEVO . * * * see lev * * * 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 ] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Levo — Struktur der beiden Enantiomere von Milchsäure. Links (S) Milchsäure, rechts (R) Milchsäure. Enantiomere sind Stereoisomere chemischer Verbindungen, die in ihrer Konstitution übereinstimmen, sie besitzen also die gleiche Summenformel und die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • levo- — ► prefijo Componente de palabra procedente del lat. laevus, que significa izquierdo: ■ levógiro. * * * levo Elemento prefijo del lat. «laevus», izquierdo: ‘levógiro’. * * * ► Prefijo procedente del l. laevus, izquierdo …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • levo... — ali lévo... prvi del zloženk (ẹ) nanašajoč se na levi: levoročen; levosučen …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • levo — adjective Date: 1906 levorotatory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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