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

Symbol, Optics, Chemistry, Biochemistry.
  1. levorotatory; levo- (distinguished 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-

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  1. 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.
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l-

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