dexiotropic

adjective
dex·​io·​trop·​ic | \ ¦deksēō‧¦träpik \
variants: or dexiotropous \ ¦deksē¦ä‧trəpəs \ or less commonly dextrotropic \ ¦dekstrō‧¦träpik \ or dextrotropous \ dekˈsträ‧trəpəs \

Definition of dexiotropic

: turning to the right : dextral used especially of certain shells, of spiral cleavage patterns, or of the movement of volvox colonies

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History and Etymology for dexiotropic

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 6 Aug. 2020.

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