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Definition of l-

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

l-: Abbreviation for levorotatory, applied to a chemical compound, as in l-dopa. Levorotary is opposed to dextrorotary which is abbreviated as d-. From the Latin laevus, on the left-hand side.

Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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