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Related to dextral: sinistral, dextrose


1. Of, relating to, or located on the right side; right.
2. Right-handed.
3. Zoology Of or relating to a gastropod shell that coils clockwise and has its aperture to the right when facing the observer with the apex upward.

dex·tral′i·ty (dĕk-străl′ĭ-tē) n.
dex′tral·ly adv.
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1. (Anatomy) of, relating to, or located on the right side, esp of the body; right-hand
2. (Physiology) of or relating to a person who prefers to use his or her right foot, hand, or eye; right-handed
3. (Biology) (of the shells of certain gastropod molluscs) coiling in an anticlockwise direction from the apex; dextrorse
dextrality n
ˈdextrally adv
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(ˈdɛk strəl)

1. of, pertaining to, or on the right side.
2. having a preference for using the right hand or side; right-handed.
3. (of certain gastropod shells) coiling clockwise, as seen from the apex.
Compare sinistral.
[1640–50; < Latin dext(e)r (see dexter)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dextral - of or on the right; "a dextral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the right when facing the observer"; "a dextral flatfish lies with the right eye uppermost"
clockwise - in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock
right-handed - using or intended for the right hand; "a right-handed batter"; "right-handed scissors"
sinistral - of or on the left; "a sinistral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the left when facing the observer"; "a sinistral flatfish lies with the left eye uppermost"
2.dextral - preferring to use right foot or hand or eye; "dextral individuals exhibit dominance of the right hand and eye"
right-handed - using or intended for the right hand; "a right-handed batter"; "right-handed scissors"
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Second, while the vast majority of shells are dextral (opening on the right) and sinistral mutations rare, the sinistral (left-handed) form of C.