- dex·tral·ly, adverb
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How to use dextral in a sentence
A genus of minute land shells, resembling Vertigo, but separated because they are dextral, while Vertigo is sinistral.A Conchological Manual | George Brettingham Sowerby
dextral animals, with shell coiled pseudo-sinistrally; operculum with sinistral spiral; pallial cavity dorsal.
Shell thin, dextral, with prominent spire and oval aperture; no inferior pallial lobe.
Shell bulimoid, dextral or sinistral; radular teeth, expanded at their extremities and multicuspidate.
Vertigo (Sphyradium) edentula is dextral and without denticles.Our British Snails | John William Horsley
British Dictionary definitions for dextral
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
- Compare sinistral
- dextrality (dɛkˈstrælɪtɪ), noun
- dextrally, adverb
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