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sinistral

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

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

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

sin′is·tral·ly adv.
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sin·is·tral

(sin'is-trăl)
1. Relating to the left side.
2. Denoting a left-handed person.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sin·is·tral

(sin'is-trăl)
1. Relating to the left side.
2. Denoting a left-handed person.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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'I will strongly advise parents to seek expert advice and help and to carefully watch out on the best practices to handle their sinistral (left-handed) children,'' he said.
The study suggested that common snake predators that can easily eat dextral snails struggle to consume the sinistral ones.
Prominent among these outlaw bibliogenes--the sinistral current of the accidental, the individual, meandering alongside orthodoxy's channelled dextral flow--would be Hans Hvass's Mammals of the World.
Being sinistral is not so bad nowadays as you get left-handed everything.When I was young, you were treated like a numpty.
The northerly striking faults dip 50-70[degrees] eastward and are dextral, whereas the easterly striking faults dip 30-60[degrees] northward and are sinistral. Faults with apparent displacement greater than 6 m are classed as major faults and most are the northerly type (Richards 1948).
Gonopodium asymmetrical, sinistral, composed of anal rays 3, 4 and 5; tip with a small membranous hook (Fig.
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The design's focal point is a pair of virtually indistinguishable human bodies hovering horizontally, locked in an ambitious embrace, with only background flames and clouds prompting viewers to differentiate a personification of energy or desire on their left, sinistral side from one of reason on their right.
Even more startlingly asymmetrical are the flatfish with both eyes on one side of the head, such as sole (dextral in European waters, sinistral in tropical and semi-tropical waters).