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dexter of or on the right side. (Cf. sinister.)
dexterity grace and easy quickness in using the hands or body; skill. [2 definitions]
dexterous skillful in using one's hands, body, or mind; adroit; clever. [2 definitions]
dextral of or located on the right side; right. (Cf. sinistral.) [3 definitions]
dextrin a gummy substance made from starch and used as a thickener or glue.
dextro- right.
dextroamphetamine a solid compound used to stimulate the central nervous system and control the appetite.
dextrorotation rotation or turning of the plane of polarized light to the right.
dextrorotatory turning to the right. (Cf. levorotatory.) [2 definitions]
dextrorse growing upward in a spiral from left to right, as many climbing plants. (Cf. sinistrorse.)
dextrose a form of sugar that occurs naturally in plant and animal tissue or is synthesized from starch. (See glucose.)
dextrous variant of dexterous.
DFC abbreviation of "Distinguished Flying Cross."
DH abbreviation of "designated hitter," in the American League in baseball, a team member chosen at the beginning of a game to bat in place of the pitcher.
dharma in Buddhism and Hinduism, the underlying nature, as of the universe or one's self; essence. [2 definitions]
dhow a vessel having a lateen sail or sails, sometimes having a raised deck at the stern, used primarily by Arabs along the coast of the Indian Ocean.
DHS an abbreviation for "Department of Homeland Security." The DHS is the part of the U.S. government that deals with immigration and naturalization. It also tries to protect the country from terrorism.
dhurrie a flat Indian rug coarsely woven of cotton or wool.
DI abbreviation of "drill instructor."
di-1 two; double; twice.
di-2 away; apart.