Medical Dictionary

L abbr.

  1. inductance

  2. left

  3. limes (used with a lower case letter or a plus sign, or used with a subscript letter or plus sign as a symbol for various doses of toxin)

  4. or l liter

American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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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