Similar, bilaterally symmetrical, but in an opposite location (as in a mirror image), e.g., the right thumb in relation to the left thumb.

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an·ti·tro·pic (an″tĭ-troґpik) corresponding, but oppositely oriented, as a right and a left glove.

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