sinistro-


a combining form meaning “left, on the left,” used in the formation of compound words: sinistrodextral.

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Origin of sinistro-

< Latin sinistr-, stem of sinister (see sinister) + -o-
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Medical definitions for sinistro-

sinistro-

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Left:sinistral.
Levorotatory:sinistrotorsion.
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