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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
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dextral

of the right, right-handed; often applied to the right-handed coiling of a GASTEROPOD shell.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Coseismic failure along this segment is expected to yield 1.3 m of dextral displacement based on its length (Table 1).
The maximum amount of dextral horizontal displacement resulting from the movements was 6.2 and 4.9 m, respectively.
Dextral transpression at the Casco Bay restraining bend, Norumbega fault zone, coastal Maine.
Tongue sole and stone flounder are good models for studying the L-R asymmetry, since one is sinistral flatfish and the other is dextral flatfish.
The continuation of the oblique Caribbean-South America interactions in Miocene time, generated dextral oblique thrusting that started the uplift of the Serrania del Interior.
This cluster is characterized by the lowest range of all morphological characteristics: average test size (range 225.35-271.00 [micro]m; average 247.65 [micro]m), mean proloculus size (range 7.07-9.40 [micro]m; average 8.34 [micro]m), number of chambers (range 9.38-11.10; average 10.21), and dextral coiling (range 50.00- 88.88%; average 67.32%).
Although both earthquakes occurred very close, their focal mechanisms were slightly different, almost pure dextral strike-slip for the 1998 event, whereas the 2004 event has also a small reverse component besides its predominantly strike-slip character (Figure 1).
Testes transversely elongated, in posterior 1/6-1/7 body length; anterior testis crescent shaped extending across intercaecal space; posterior testis crescent to Y-shaped sometimes less wide, mostly dextral (Fig.
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Genital pore dextral at a distance of 630 (500-640) from anterior extremity.