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-).
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Definition for l- (2 of 3)

l-


Symbol, Optics, Chemistry, Biochemistry.

levorotatory; levo- (distinguished from d-).
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Definition for l- (3 of 3)

L-


Chemistry. levo-.
U.S. Military. (in designations of light aircraft) liaison: L-15.
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Medicine definitions for l- (1 of 2)

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.

Medicine definitions for l- (2 of 2)

l-


pref.

To the left; levo:l-lactic acid.
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