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laevo-

  1. variant of levo-.


laevo-

combining_form

  1. on or towards the left

    laevorotation

  2. (in chemistry) denoting a laevorotatory compound

    laevulose



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Word History and Origins

Origin of laevo-1

from Latin laevus left

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Example Sentences

This product is dextro-rotatory; the laevo and inactive modifications occur in the so-called baldrianic camphor.

The form described above is laevo-rotatory, but it is termed d-fructose, since it is related to d-glucose.

It occurs in two optically active forms, namely, as laevo-asparagine and dextro-asparagine.

It is laevo-rotatory, and on warming with alkalis gives iso-ecgonine, which is dextro-rotatory.

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