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Symbol, Biochemistry.
(of a molecule) having a configuration resembling the levorotatory isomer of glyceraldehyde: printed as a small capital, roman character (disting. from d- ).
Compare l-.


Chemistry, levo-.
U.S. Military. (in designations of light aircraft) liaison: L-15.
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L- pref.
Relating to the configuration of l-glyceraldehyde, a compound chosen as the basis for stereochemical nomenclature because it is the simplest carbohydrate that can form optical isomers: l-lactic acid.

l- pref. l-
To the left; levo: l-lactic acid.

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