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dextral

[dek-struh l] /ˈdɛk strəl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or on the right side; right (opposed to sinistral).
3.
Also, dexiotropic. Zoology. (of certain gastropod shells) coiling clockwise, as seen from the apex.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin dext(e)r dexter + -al1
Related forms
dextrally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dextral

dextral

/ˈdɛkstrəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or located on the right side, esp of the body; right-hand
2.
of or relating to a person who prefers to use his right foot, hand, or eye; right-handed
3.
(of the shells of certain gastropod molluscs) coiling in an anticlockwise direction from the apex; dextrorse
Compare sinistral
Derived Forms
dextrality (dɛkˈstrælɪtɪ) noun
dextrally, adverb
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dextral in Medicine

dextral dex·tral (děk'strəl)
adj.

  1. Of, facing, or located on the right side; right.

  2. Right-handed.

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