Le"vo- (?).

A prefix from L. laevus

, meaning: (a)

Pertaining to, or toward, the left; as, levorotatory

. (b) Chem. & Opt.

Turning the plane of polarized light to the left; as, levotartaric acid; levoracemic acid; levogyratory crystals, etc.

[Written also laevo-.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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