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Pronunciation: si-nis'tro-tor'shun

Definition: A turning or twisting to the left.

Synonym(s): levocycleduction, levorotation2, levotorsion1, sinistrogyration, sinistrorotation

[sinistro- + L. torsio, a twisting (torsion)]

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