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dextral


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dextral  \Dex"tral\,  a.  [From  {Dexter}.] 
  Right  as  opposed  to  sinistral,  or  left 
 
  {Dextral  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  spiral  shell  the  whorls  of 
  which  turn  from  left  right  or  like  the  hands  of  a  watch 
  when  the  apex  of  the  spire  is  toward  the  eye  of  the 
  observer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dextral 
  adj  1:  of  or  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"  [ant:  {sinistral}] 
  2:  preferring  to  use  right  foot  or  hand  or  eye;  ""dextral 
  individuals  exhibit  dominance  of  the  right  hand  and  eye" 




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