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adjective as in left

adjective as in left-handed

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A genus of minute land shells, resembling Vertigo, but separated because they are dextral, while Vertigo is sinistral.

Dextral animals, with shell coiled pseudo-sinistrally; operculum with sinistral spiral; pallial cavity dorsal.

Shell bulimoid, dextral or sinistral; radular teeth, expanded at their extremities and multicuspidate.

Visceral mass and shell sinistral; inferior pallial lobe very prominent, and transformed into a branchia.

If we were very fortunate, we might find a sinistral, or “left-handed” specimen.


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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sinistral, such as: larboard, port, south, hard to left, near, and nigh side.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.