[ lee-voh ]
/ ˈli voʊ /
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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of levo
Other definitions for levo (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “left,” “levorotatory,” used in the formation of compound words: levoglucose; levorotation.
Origin of levo-
Representing Latin laevus left, on the left; see -o-
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How to use levo in a sentence
But as I also explained in my interview with Levo League, I work extremely hard.I’m Not Ashamed to Admit I Got Lucky—and Neither Should You|Keli Goff|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They're called d- and l-isomers—d for dextro, l for levo; right and left, you see.A Feast of Demons|William Morrison
In other minor branches of the art, the flowers of Domenico Levo were extremely admired.The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 3 (of 6)|Luigi Antonio Lanzi
British Dictionary definitions for levo
a US variant of laevo-
Word Origin for levo-
from Latin laevus left, on the left
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