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dextral

[ dek-struhl ]
/ ˈdɛk strəl /
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adjective
of, relating to, or on the right side; right (opposed to sinistral).
Also dexiotropic. Zoology. (of certain gastropod shells) coiling clockwise, as seen from the apex.
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Origin of dextral

1640–50; <Latin dext(e)rdexter + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM dextral

dex·tral·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dextral

dextral
/ (ˈdɛkstrəl) /

adjective
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

Derived forms of dextral

dextrality (dɛkˈstrælɪtɪ), noundextrally, adverb
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Medical definitions for dextral

dextral
[ dĕkstrəl ]

adj.
Of, facing, or located on the right side; right.
Right-handed.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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