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

Word History


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

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“Laeotropic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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