(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'ouverture, toussaint,
- l'étoile du nord,
- l, l,
- l-d converter,
Symbol, Optics, Chemistry, Biochemistry.
levorotatory; levo- (distinguished from d-).
U.S. Military. (in designations of light aircraft) liaison: L-15.
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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.
To the left; levo:l-lactic acid.
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