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right-hand·ed

(rīt'hand-ĕd),
Denoting the habitual or more skillful use of the right hand for writing and most manual operations.
Synonym(s): dextral, dextromanual

dextral

/dex·tral/ (-stril) pertaining to the right side.

dextral

(dĕk′strəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or located on the right side; right.
2. Right-handed.
3. Zoology Of or relating to a gastropod shell that coils clockwise and has its aperture to the right when facing the observer with the apex upward.

dex·tral′i·ty (dĕk-străl′ĭ-tē) n.
dex′tral·ly adv.

right-hand·ed

(rīt-hand'ĕd)
Denoting the habitual or more skillful use of the right hand for writing and most manual operations.
Synonym(s): dextral.

dextral

of the right, right-handed; often applied to the right-handed coiling of a GASTEROPOD shell.
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This species probably evolved from Siphonodella ludmilae by the development of an additional rostral ridge on the left side of both the sinistral and dextral Pa elements, and by the change of the symmetry class from II to III.
First, it extended in a northeast direction, leading to dextral strike-slip of Longmenshan fault zone's northern section.
En seccion delgada la cinematica es dextral, al restituir las secciones a su posicion de campo la cinematica corresponde a dextral, dextral inversa y ocasionalmente inversa.
Obviously, in the early and later metamorphic stage, the expression of pitx2 appeared an opposite trend between sinistral tongue sole and dextral stone flounder.
Reversals in two dextral flounder species, Microstomus achne and Cleisthenes pinetorum (Pleuronectidae; Teleostei), from Japan.
La Cuenca de la Baja Guajira fue generada por la interaccion de las placas Caribe y Suramericana durante el Paleogeno en la orogenia post-Eoceno (Mantilla & Mullet, 1991) y por el desplazamiento dextral de las fallas de Oca y Cuiza.
Picture: PA The presence of the D gene for dextral, meaning right causes people to be right-handed while those with the C gene for chance could turn out either way.
They present findings on the structural geology of dextral fault zones in the trough, basic analysis and fault activity, and changes after initiation of the San Jacinto and San Felipe fault zones.
New Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements within this region reveal that the 20 [+ or -] 2mm/year of eastward displacement of the Caribbean plate relative to SouthAmerica in northeastern and north-central Venezuela is partitioned into a dextral shear velocity of 12 [+ or -] 2mm/year along a locking line 14 [+ or -] 4km beneath the surface expression of the Bocono fault, with convergence normal to its northeast strike at 12 to 16mm/year Of this convergence, ~1/3 concentrates in the Andean regions close to the Bocono fault and manifests itself geologically as a slip on a narrow belt of thrust faults nearly parallel to it, running ~25km away along both sides of the Bocono fault main trace.
Snail genera tend to be either dextral (right-coiling) or sinistral (left-coiling) but the genus Satsuma contains both dextral and sinistral species, reports Nature.
You can think about this distinction in Latin terms: sinistral and dextral.