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 (sĭn′ĭ-strəl, sĭ-nĭs′trəl)
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.
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Shell shape discoidal, number of whorls 4, umbilicus perforate, shell greenish brown in colour, finely ridged, concavely flattened on both sides, coiled sinistrally, body whorl large, aperture broad and ear shaped, non-operculate, margin of the shell are thin, umbilicus wide, sculpture with spiral striations.
Box core 4, located at 2140 m on the continental rise, contains 51 agglutinated species, 49 calcareous species, and one planktic taxon (Neogloboquadrina pachyderma, sinistrally coiled).
In this study, we investigated Physa acuta, a freshwater pulmonate with a sinistrally coiled shell, to determine its possible role as a biomarker.