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dl-

prefix \(ˌ)dē-ˈel, ˈdē-ˌ\

Definition of DL-

1
also d,l- :  consisting of equal amounts of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of a specified compound <dl-tartaric acid>
2
:  consisting of equal amounts of the d- and l- forms of a specified compound <dl- fructose>

dl-

prefix    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DL-

1
also d,l- :  consisting of equal amounts of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of a specified compound—usually printed in italic <dl-tartaric acid>; compare racemic
2
:  consisting of equal amounts of the D- and L- forms of a specified compound—usually printed as small capitals <DL-fructose>; compare racemic

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