a combining form meaning “left,” “levorotatory,” used in the formation of compound words: levoglucose; levorotation.
Also, laevo-; especially before a vowel, lev-.

representing Latin laevus left, on the left; see -o-

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laevo- or (US) levo-
combining form
1.  on or towards the left: laevorotation
2.  (in chemistry) denoting a laevorotatory compound: laevulose
[from Latin laevus left]
levo- or (US) levo-
combining form
[from Latin laevus left]

combining form
a US variant of laevo-
[from Latin laevus left, on the left]

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levo- or lev-

  1. To the left: levorotation.

  2. Levorotatory: levulose.

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