heterostrophic
adj. [Gr. heteros, different; strophe, turn]
(MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
Pertaining to a protoconch when the whorls appear to be coiled in the opposite direction to those of the teloconch.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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