dexter

adjective
dex·​ter | \ˈdek-stər \

Definition of dexter 

1 : relating to or situated on the right

2 : being or relating to the side of a heraldic shield at the right of the person bearing it

Other Words from dexter

dexter adverb

First Known Use of dexter

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dexter

Latin; akin to Old High German zeso situated on the right, Greek dexios

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dexter

adjective
dex·​ter | \ˈdek-stər \

Medical Definition of dexter 

: relating to or situated on the right the dexter wing of a fowl

Other Words from dexter

dexter adverb

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