l-


Symbol, Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. l'ouverture,
  2. l'ouverture, toussaint,
  3. l'pool,
  4. l'étoile du nord,
  5. l, l,
  6. l-d converter,
  7. l-dopa,
  8. l-driver,
  9. l-glucose,
  10. l-glyceraldehyde

Compare l-.

l-

Symbol, Optics, Chemistry, Biochemistry.

levorotatory; levo- (distinguished from d-).
Compare l-.

L-

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

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.

pref.

To the left; levo:l-lactic acid.

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