Dexiotropic - definition of dexiotropic by The Free Dictionary
(Biology) embryol (of cleavage) spiral; twisting in a spiral fashion from left to right
[C19: from Greek dexios right + -tropic]
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Third cleavage was equatorial, dexiotropic
, and also roughly equal (Fig.
The first quartet is formed in a dexiotropic
fashion, as shown in Figure 2D.
Cleavage is dexiotropic
and unequal at the 8-cell stage: the animal cells (micromeres) are larger than the vegetal cells (macromeres) (Fig.
The direction of the cleavage planes forming the micromere quartets alternates between dexiotropic
(clockwise) and laeotropic (counterclockwise), with the first quartet usually resulting from a dexiotropic
division to the eight-cell stage.