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Word of the Day 08/28/18 Laeotropic

Laeotropic (adjective)
laeotropic [lee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]


adjective
1. oriented or coiled in a leftward direction, as a left-spiraling snail shell.

Compare dexiotropic.

Origin: 1880–85; < Greek lai(ós) left, left side + -o- + -tropic

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