hyperstrophic
adj. [Gr. hyper, above; strophe, twist]
(MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
In dextrally organized gastropods, characterized by genitalia on right, but shell falsely sinistral, being actually ultradextral, or vice versa.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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