\lˈiːvə͡ʊ], \lˈiːvəʊ], \l_ˈiː_v_əʊ]\
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By Noah Webster.
A prefix to chemical terms from the Lat., levus, left, signifying either that the compound turns the plane of polarized light to the left (as levolactic acid) or that it bears some relation to a closely related compound which does turn the plane of polarized light to the left (as levofructose which is associated with the levoglucose).
By Smith Ely Jelliffe