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
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