dextrorse

adjective dex·trorse \ ˈdekˌstrȯrs \
variants: or less commonly dextrorsal \(ˈ)dek¦strȯrsəl\

Definition of dextrorse

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 : dextral c

dextrorsely

adverb

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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


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