laeotropic

[ lee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌli əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /

adjective

oriented or coiled in a leftward direction, as a left-spiraling snail shell.

Nearby words

  1. ladyship,
  2. ladysmith,
  3. lae,
  4. laelia,
  5. laemmle,
  6. laertes,
  7. laestrygon,
  8. laestrygones,
  9. laetare sunday,
  10. laetitia

Compare dexiotropic.

Origin of laeotropic

1880–85; < Greek lai(ós) left, left side + -o- + -tropic

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