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laeotropic

[ lee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌli əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /
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adjective
oriented or coiled in a leftward direction, as a left-spiraling snail shell.
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Origin of laeotropic

First recorded in 1880–85; from Greek laiós (dialect laiwós ) “left, left side” (akin to Latin laevus and Polish lewy ) + -o- + -tropic
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