dexiotropic

adjective

dex·​io·​trop·​ic
¦deksēō‧¦träpik
variants or dexiotropous
¦deksē¦ä‧trəpəs
or less commonly dextrotropic
¦dekstrō‧¦träpik
or dextrotropous
dekˈsträ‧trəpəs
: turning to the right : dextral
used especially of certain shells, of spiral cleavage patterns, or of the movement of volvox colonies

Word History

Etymology

dexiotropic from dexio- (from Greek dexios) + -tropic; dexiotropous, from dexio- + -tropous; dextrotropic from dextr- + -tropic; dextrotropous from dextr- + -tropous

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“Dexiotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dexiotropic. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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