right-handedmedical dictionary

1. Using the right hand habitually, or more easily or skillful than the left.

2. Having the same direction or course as the movement of the hands of a watch seen in front; said of the motion of a revolving object looked at from a given direction.

3. <marine biology> Having the whorls rising from left to right; dextral; said of spiral shells.

Synonyms: dextral, dextromanual.

(21 Jun 2000)