Dextral Dex"tral, a. [From {Dexter}.] Right, as opposed to sinistral, or left. [1913 Webster]

{Dextral shell} (Zo["o]l.), a spiral shell the whorls of which turn from left right, or like the hands of a watch when the apex of the spire is toward the eye of the observer. [1913 Webster]

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  • dextral — [deks′trəl] adj. [< L dextra, right hand side (see DEXTER) + AL] 1. on the right hand side; right 2. right handed 3. having whorls that rise to the apex in counterclockwise spirals from the opening at the lower right: said of the shells of… …   English World dictionary

  • dextral — clockwise clockwise adj. 1. of rotatory motion. {dextral} [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dextral — SYN: right handed. * * * dex·tral dek strəl adj of or relating to the right esp RIGHT HANDED dex·tral·ly strə lē adv dextral n a person exhibiting dominance of the right hand and eye * * * dex·tral …   Medical dictionary

  • dextral — adjective Date: 1646 of or relating to the right ; inclined to the right: as a. right handed 3 b. of a gastropod shell having the whorls coiling clockwise down the spire when viewed with the apex toward the observer and having the aperture… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dextral — right handed, e.g. referring to flatfishes having the right hand side uppermost …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dextral — adj. [L. dexter, right] Right handed; to the right of the median line …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dextral — dextrally, adv. /dek streuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or on the right side; right (opposed to sinistral). 2. right handed. 3. Also, dexiotropic. Zool. (of certain gastropod shells) coiling clockwise, as seen from the apex. [1640 50; < L… …   Universalium

  • dextral — adjective Of or pertaining to the right side Ant: sinistral See Also: dexter …   Wiktionary

  • dextral — Synonyms and related words: clockwise, conservative, dexter, dextrocardial, dextrocerebral, dextrocular, dextrogyrate, dextrogyratory, dextropedal, dextrorotary, dextrorse, off, reactionary, right, right hand, right wing, right wingish, starboard …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dextral — dex·tral || dekstrÉ™l adj. of or pertaining to the right side; located on the right side; right handed; coiling from left to right (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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