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levo-

1.
a combining form meaning “left,” “levorotatory,” used in the formation of compound words:
levoglucose; levorotation.
Also, laevo-; especially before a vowel, lev-.
Origin
representing Latin laevus left, on the left; see -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for levo-

laevo-

combining form
1.
on or towards the left laevorotation
2.
(in chemistry) denoting a laevorotatory compound laevulose
Word Origin
from Latin laevus left

levo-

combining form
1.
a US variant of laevo-
Word Origin
from Latin laevus left, on the left
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levo- in Medicine

levo- or lev-
pref.

  1. To the left: levorotation.

  2. Levorotatory: levulose.

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