Definition of Laevo
1. levo [adj] - See also: levo
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Literary usage of Laevo
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Text-book of organic chemistry by Arnold Frederick Holleman (1908)
"Dextro- tartaric and laevo-tartaric acids must be represented ... The former, -obtained by mixing equal quantities of the dextro-acid and laevo-acid, ..."
2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The aqueous solution has a bitter flavour, is laevo- rotatory, and reduces Fehling's solution when boiled. It is hydrolysed by mineral acids, baryta, ..."
3. A Dictionary of Chemical Terms by James Fitton Couch (1920)
"Abbreviation for laevo. :O Labile. A condition of a system or compound in which it is unstable, suffering conversion into a more stable form on slight ..."
4. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1609)
"Other tartaric acid crystals have left-hand facets, and such crystals are laevo-rotatory bodies. Naturally-formed tartaric acid is always dextro-rotatory. ..."
5. Review of American Chemical Research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Arthur Amos Noyes, William Albert Noyes (1905)
"—The cinchonine salt of the laevo acid is much less soluble in water than that of the ... The mother-liquors from the first crystallization of the laevo ..."