laeotropic

adjective
lae·​o·​trop·​ic | \ ¦lēə‧¦träpik\
variants: or laeotropous \ lēˈä‧trəpəs \ or leiotropic \ ¦līə‧¦träpik \

Definition of laeotropic

: turning to the left : sinistral used especially of various shells, of spiral cleavage patterns, or of the movement of volvox colonies

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History and Etymology for laeotropic

laeotropic or laeotropous from Greek laios left + English -tropic or -tropous; leiotropic irregular from Greek laios left + English -tropic

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