adjective sinis·trorse \¦sinə̇¦strȯ(ə)rs, sə̇ˈniˌs-\
variants: less commonly



Definition of sinistrorse

  1. 1 of a plant :  twining spirally upward around an axis from right to left: a :  twining counterclockwise when the observer's point of view is within or above the spiral b :  twining clockwise when the observer's point of view is outside the spiral — compare dextrorse

  2. 2 :  sinistral c


\-slē\ less commonly


\-səlē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of sinistrorse

sinistrorse from New Latin sinistrorsus, from Latin sinistrorsum, sinistrorsus toward the left side, from sinistr-, sinister left, on the left side + versus, past participle of vertere to turn; sinistrorsal from New Latin sinistrorsus + English -al — more at worth

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a trip made at another's expense

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