adj. [Gr. laios, left; tropos, turn]
Of or pertaining to the left; sinistral; opposed to dexiotropic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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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 — /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] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • laeotropic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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