adjective dex·trorse \ˈdekˌstrȯrs\
variants: less commonly



Definition of dextrorse

  1. 1 of a plant or its parts :  twining spirally upward around an axis from left to right: a :  twining clockwise (as in the hop) when the observer's point of view is felt to be within or above the spiral b :  twining counterclockwise (as in the morning glory) when the observer's point of view is felt to be outside the spiral — compare sinistrorse

  2. 2 :  dextral c



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Origin and Etymology of dextrorse

dextrorse from New Latin dextrorsus, from Latin dextrorsum, dextrorsus toward the right side, from dexter relating to or situated on the right + versus, past participle of vertere to turn; dextrorsal from New Latin dextrorsus + English -al — more at dexter, worth

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capable of being understood in two ways

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