Origin of sinistral
OTHER WORDS FROM sinistralsin·is·tral·ly, adverb
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How to use sinistral 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 bulimoid, dextral or sinistral; radular teeth, expanded at their extremities and multicuspidate.
Visceral mass and shell sinistral; inferior pallial lobe very prominent, and transformed into a branchia.
If we were very fortunate, we might find a sinistral, or “left-handed” specimen.Our British Snails|John William Horsley