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  • adj. Having unequal sides; unsymmetrical or lopsided

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having unequal sides; unsymmetrical; unequal-sided.
  • adj. Having the two ends unequal, as in the clam, quahaug, and most lamellibranch shells.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not equilateral; having unequal sides: as, an inequilateral triangle.
  • In conchology, specifically, having the anterior and posterior ends of each valve, as divided by an imaginary vertical line from the umbones, unequal.
  • In Foraminifera, not having the convolutions of the shell in the same plane, but obliquely wound around an axis.
  • In botany, unsymmetrical from the greater development of one side, as the leaves of Begonia, the elm, etc.


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