1. a combining form meaning “left,” “levorotatory,” used in the formation of compound words: levoglucose; levorotation.

combining form

  1. a US variant of laevo-

word-forming element meaning “toward the left,” from French lévo-, from Latin laevus “left” (see left (adj.)). pref.

  1. To the left:levorotation.
  2. Levorotatory:levulose.

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