sinistral


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sinistral

 [sin´is-tral]
pertaining to the left side.

sin·is·tral

(sin'is-trăl, sĭ-nis'trăl),
1. Relating to the left side. Synonym(s): sinistrous
2. Denoting a left-handed person.

sinistral

/sin·is·tral/ (-tral)
1. pertaining to the left side.
2. a left-handed person.

sinistral

(sĭn′ĭ-strəl, sĭ-nĭs′trəl)
adj.
1. Of or facing the left side.
2. Left-handed.

sin′is·tral·ly adv.

sinistral

[sinis′trəl]
Etymology: L, sinister, left
relating to the left side.

sin·is·tral

(sin'is-trăl)
1. Relating to the left side.
2. Denoting a left-handed person.

sin·is·tral

(sin'is-trăl)
1. Relating to the left side.
2. Denoting a left-handed person.

sinistral

pertaining to the left side.
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Oito cachoeiras foram estudadas, e o valor didatico e cientifico foi alto para a maioria delas, uma vez que apresentam caracteristicas geologicas de facil visualizacao, como observacao de contatos litologicos, planos de falhas, feicoes e planos em zonas de cisalhamento transcorrente sinistral, estruturas venuladas do tipo "stockwork", diques pegmatiticos, foliacoes e lineamentos.
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7 % of body length), dorsal, not protuberant; nostril opening ovoid, not prominent, anterolaterally directed, located slightly closer to eye than to tip of snout; spiracle sinistral, angled 45 degrees with respect to horizontal plane of body; opening of spiracle located at midline of body, slightly closer to end of body than to tip of snout; inner wall of spiracle free from body (Altig and McDiarmid, 1999; Fig.