from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resulting from heterostrophy; reversed in direction; turned the other way; in conchology, having the spire whorled in the direction opposite to the usual one, as in Physaheterostropha, for example: said of a univalve shell.
- In ancient prosody, consisting of two systems of different metrical form: as, a heterostrophic song or choric passage.
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