Definition of Sinistral

1. Adjective. Of or on the left. "A sinistral flatfish lies with the left eye uppermost"




2. Adjective. Preferring to use left foot or hand or eye. "Sinistral individuals exhibit dominance of the left hand and eye"
Similar to: Left-handed
Derivative terms: Sinistrality

Definition of Sinistral

1. a. Of or pertaining to the left, inclining to the left; sinistrous; -- opposed to dextral.

Definition of Sinistral

1. Adjective. Of, facing, on on the left side. ¹

2. Adjective. Left-handed. ¹

3. Adjective. (zoology) Having the whorls of the spire revolving or rising to the left; reversed; -- said of certain spiral shells. ¹

4. Adjective. (geology) left lateral fault movement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sinistral

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Sinistral

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the left, inclining to the left; sinistrous; opposed to dextral. 2. Having the whorls of the spire revolving or rising to the left; reversed; said of certain spiral shells. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinistral

sinicization
sinicize
sinicized
sinicizes
sinicizing
sinicuichi
sinigrase
sinigrin
sining
sinister
sinisterly
sinisterness
sinisternesses
sinisterwise
sinistrad
sinistral (current term)
sinistral fault
sinistrality
sinistrally
sinistre
sinistrely
sinistrin
sinistro-
sinistrocardia
sinistrocerebral
sinistrocular
sinistrogyration
sinistromanual
sinistropedal
sinistrorotation

Literary usage of Sinistral

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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1895)
"sinistral, or Left-handed Shells. — The vast majority of univalve spiral shells are normally dextral, ie when held spire uppermost, with the aperture ..."

2. Evolution, racial and habitudinal by John Thomas Gulick (1905)
"Each individual has both male and female organs, and any two dextral individuals easily unite and impregnate each other, as do also any two sinistral ..."

3. Evolution, Racial and Habitudinal by John Thomas Gulick (1905)
"Each individual has both male and female organs, and any two dextral individuals easily unite and impregnate each other, as do also any two sinistral ..."

4. Righthandedness and Lefthandedness by George Milbry Gould (1908)
"THE NOMENCLATURE OF DEXTRAL, sinistral, AND ATTENTIONAL ORGANS AND FUNCTIONS.* IN the Popular Science Monthly, August, 1904 (republished in Biographic ..."

5. Righthandedness and Lefthandedness by George Milbry Gould (1908)
"THE NOMENCLATURE OF DEXTRAL, sinistral, AND ATTENTIONAL ORGANS AND FUNCTIONS.* IN the Popular Science Monthly, August, 1904 (republished in Biographic ..."

6. Club Types of Nuclear Polynesia by William Churchill (1917)
"diagonally by a double element of the same, sometimes sinistral and sometimes dextral. In another a longitudinal element is crossed by a double ..."

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