sinistral

adjective
si·​nis·​tral | \ ˈsi-nə-strəl How to pronounce sinistral (audio) , sə-ˈni-\

Definition of sinistral

: of, relating to, or inclined to the left: such as
b of a gastropod shell : having the whorls coiling counterclockwise down the spire when viewed with the apex toward the observer and having the aperture situated on the left of the axis when held with the spire uppermost and with the aperture opening toward the observer — compare dextral sense b

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1803, in the meaning defined above

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sinistral

adjective
si·​nis·​tral | \ ˈsin-əs-trəl How to pronounce sinistral (audio) , sə-ˈnis- How to pronounce sinistral (audio) \

Medical Definition of sinistral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or inclined to the left especially : left-handed

sinistral

noun

Medical Definition of sinistral (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person exhibiting dominance of the left hand and eye : a left-handed person

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