Origin of dextral
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The circuit used by the decorator of this box is dextral or sunwise.Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895
Jesse Walter Fewkes
Vertigo (Sphyradium) edentula is dextral and without denticles.Our British Snails
John William Horsley
Sinistral: Having the aperture of the shell at the left; opposite of dextral.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
It has been made from the broad beak of a Strombus or dextral whorled Busycon.
The bead illustrated in Fig. 6 has been made from the column of some dextral whorled shell.
- of, relating to, or located on the right side, esp of the body; right-hand
- of or relating to a person who prefers to use his right foot, hand, or eye; right-handed
- (of the shells of certain gastropod molluscs) coiling in an anticlockwise direction from the apex; dextrorse
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- Of, facing, or located on the right side; right.
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