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sin·is·tral

 (sĭn′ĭ-strəl, sĭ-nĭs′trəl)
adj.
1. Of or facing the left side.
2. Left-handed.
3. Zoology Relating to or being a gastropod shell that has its aperture to the left when facing the observer with the apex upward.

sin′is·tral·ly adv.

sinistral

(ˈsɪnɪstrəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of, relating to, or located on the left side, esp the left side of the body
2. a technical term for left-handed
3. (Zoology) (of the shells of certain gastropod molluscs) coiling in a clockwise direction from the apex
[C15 (in the obsolete sense: adverse, evil); C19 (in current senses): from Medieval Latin sinistrālis. See sinister]
ˈsinistrally adv

sin•is•tral

(ˈsɪn ə strəl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or on the left side; left.
2. having a preference for using the left hand or side; left-handed.
3. (of certain gastropod shells) coiling counterclockwise, as seen from the apex.
Compare dextral.
[1425–75; < Medieval Latin sinistrālis. See sinister, -al1]
sin`is•tral′i•ty, n.
sin′is•tral•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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"
anticlockwise, contraclockwise, counterclockwise - in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock
left-handed - using or intended for the left hand; "left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs"; "left-handed scissors"
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"
2.sinistral - preferring to use left foot or hand or eye; "sinistral individuals exhibit dominance of the left hand and eye"
left-handed - using or intended for the left hand; "left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs"; "left-handed scissors"
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They attributed this pattern to sinistral rotation along the fault, which juxtaposed the two divergent paleoflow domains.
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These rocks are in contact with mica schists through a N35[degrees]W/75[degrees]SW sinistral fault (Marin, 2009) (Figure 2g) at their western part.
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