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laeotropic

[lee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]
adjective
  1. oriented or coiled in a leftward direction, as a left-spiraling snail shell.
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Origin of laeotropic

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