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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Laevo- — L[ae] vo pref. A prefix. See {Levo}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laevo- — [lē′vō, lē′və] combining form LEVO …   English World dictionary

  • laevo- — comb. form (also levo ) on or to the left. Etymology: L laevus left * * * laevo , combining form. a variant of levo (Cf. ↑levo ), as in laevorotatory. * * * comb. form chiefly Brit. alternate spelling of levo Origin …   Useful english dictionary

  • laevo- — var. of levo . * * * …   Universalium

  • laevo- — prefix see levo …   Medical dictionary

  • laevo- — [ li:vəʊ] (also levo ) combining form on or to the left: laevorotatory. Origin from L. laevus left …   English new terms dictionary

  • laevo- — combining form; see levo …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • laevo- — aff. var. of levo …   From formal English to slang

  • laevo- — denoting a substance that rotates the plane of plane polarised light to the left. Symbol: l , l Also, US, levo . {Latin laevus left} …   Australian English dictionary

  • laevo — variant of levo …   Useful english dictionary

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