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L-

In biochemistry, a symbol used as a prefix to indicate the spatial configuration of certain organic compounds with asymmetric carbon atoms. It is used if an organic compound has a configuration about an asymmetric carbon atom analogous to that of L-glyceraldehyde (the arbitrarily chosen standard), in which the hydroxy (OH) functional group is on the left side of the asymmetric carbon atom in a Fischer projection formula: an L-amino acid.


l-

The symbol for levorotatory.

L, l

(ɛl)

n., pl. Ls L's, ls or l's.
1. the 12th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like an L.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter L or l.

L

(ɛl)

n., pl. L's Ls.
ell.

L

1. lambert.
2. language.
3. large.
4. Latin.
5. left.
6. length.
7. Brit. pound.
[< Latin lībra]
8. long.
9. longitude.

L


Symbol.
1. the 12th in order or in a series.
2. (sometimes l.c.) the Roman numeral for 50. Compare Roman numerals.
3. leucine.

l

1. large.
2. liter.

l-


Biochem. Symbol.
(of a molecule) having a configuration resembling the levorotatory isomer of glyceraldehyde: printed as a small capital, roman character (disting. from d-).

l-


Symbol.
levorotatory; levo- (disting. from d-).

L-

levo-.

L.

1. lady.
2. lake.
3. large.
4. Latin.
5. latitude.
6. law.
7. left.
8. lempira.
9. leu; lei.
10. lev; leva.
11. book.
[< Latin liber]
12. Liberal.
13. lira; lire.
14. lord.
15. low.
16. lumen.
17. stage left.

l.

1. leaf.
2. league.
3. left.
4. length.
5.
pl. ll., line.
6. link.
7. liter.