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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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Although those Lopha-like oysters share some of the unique characteristics of Lopha, their attachment to substrate, whether sinisterly, dextrally, ambivalently, or free-living, is uncertain, making their relationship to true oysters controversial.
1) shifted the tectonostratigraphic terranes dextrally by approximately 200 km (White et al.
Many Dinaric faults, including the Idrija Fault, formed as dip-slip normal faults and were only later dextrally reactivated (Vrabec and Fodor, 2006).