/lee'euh trop"ik, -troh"pik/, adj.
oriented or coiled in a leftward direction, as a left-spiraling snail shell. Cf. dexiotropic.
[1880-85; < Gk lai(ós) left, left side + -O- + -TROPIC]

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  • laeotropic — [lē′ō träp΄ik] adj. [< Gr laios, left (see LEVO ) + TROPIC] spiraling to the left if viewed from the side: said as of the sinistral whorls in some gastropod shells: opposed to DEXIOTROPIC …   English World dictionary

  • laeotropic — adj. [Gr. laios, left; tropos, turn] Of or pertaining to the left; sinistral; opposed to dexiotropic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • laeotropic — lae·o·trop·ic …   English syllables

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  • dexiotropic — [dek΄sē ō träp′ik, dek΄sē əträp′ik] adj. [< Gr dexios, on or toward the right (for IE base see DEXTER) + TROPIC] spiraling to the right if viewed from the side: said as of the dextral whorls in most gastropod shells: opposed to LAEOTROPIC …   English World dictionary

  • leiotropic — variant of laeotropic * * * leiotropic erron. form of læotropic …   Useful english dictionary

  • laeotropous — adjective see laeotropic …   Useful english dictionary

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