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l-

Symbol, Optics, Chemistry, Biochemistry
1.
levorotatory; levo- (distinguished from d-).
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l-

Symbol, Biochemistry
1.
(of a molecule) having a configuration resembling the levorotatory isomer of glyceraldehyde: printed as a small capital, roman character (disting. from d-).
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L-

1.
Chemistry, levo-.
2.
U.S. Military. (in designations of light aircraft) liaison:
L-15.
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l- in Medicine

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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