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 History of this Word

"levo" is from "laevus" (left) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
levorotation
laevocardiogram
laevogyrate

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"levo-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "counterclockwise" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

levo- illustration In a person with levocardia, activation of the heart begins in the right side and progresses leftward and downward.
levo- illustration A solution of fructose rotates polarized light to the left and therefore is called levulose.