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[lee-voh] /ˈli voʊ/

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

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

levo- or lev-


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