: having a similar configuration at a selected carbon atom to the configuration of levorotatory glyceraldehyde—usually printed as a small capital
Examples of l in a Sentence
a word that starts with an l
a word that starts with lAbbreviation (1)
The area of a rectangle is L x W.
Recent Examples on the Web
Apparel includes the new Universa (that’s right, no l) Leggings and Alate and Swoosh sports bras.—Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 4 Aug. 2023 Other stimulants in the Kardashian brew include taurine, l-carnitine and guarana seed extract.—Emily Heil, Washington Post, 20 July 2023 Additionally, 125mg of l-theanine has been incorporated to ease tension, resulting in unparalleled relaxation for both the mind and body.—Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 July 2023 Four teens arrested two days after the l shooting are being held without bond.—Jake Sheridan, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2023 The Kentucky Derby is a top rank, Grade l stakes race for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses and the first leg of the Triple Crown races.—Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 25 Apr. 2023 The couple had planned to marry in April 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Raphael and Carnes exchanged vows at N.Y.C.'s City Hall l in March 2020.—Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2023 Often considered the gold standard vitamin C serum, this utilizes a blend of l-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, and vitamin E to address concerns like sagging, dullness, and pigmentation.—Kiana Murden, Vogue, 16 Mar. 2023 Drunk Elephant reformulated their iconic C-Firma day serum to ensure that the l-ascorbic acid could be in its most stable and potent form.—Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 22 Dec. 2022 See More
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International Scientific Vocabulary, from lev-
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
The first known use of l was
before the 12th century