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levo

[ lee-voh ]
/ ˈli voʊ /
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adjective

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Origin of levo

By shortening

Definition for levo (2 of 2)

levo-

a combining form meaning “left,” “levorotatory,” used in the formation of compound words: levoglucose; levorotation.
Also laevo-; especially before a vowel, lev-.

Origin of levo-

Representing Latin laevus left, on the left; see -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for levo

levo-

combining form

a US variant of laevo-

Word Origin for levo-

from Latin laevus left, on the left
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Medical definitions for levo

levo-

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To the left:levorotation.
Levorotatory:levulose.
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