dextrorse

dextrorse

[dek-strawrs, dek-strawrs]
adjective Botany.
(of a climbing plant) rising helically from right to left, as seen from outside the helix (opposed to sinistrorse ).
Also, dextrorsal.


Origin:
1860–65; < Latin dextrorsum toward the right, earlier dextrōvorsum, equivalent to dextrō- to the right (see dexter) + vorsum, accusative of vorsus, variant of versus, past participle of vertere to turn

dextrorsely, adverb
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dextrorse or dextrorsal (ˈdɛkstrɔːs, dɛkˈstrɔːs, dɛkˈstrɔːsəl)
 
adj
Compare sinistrorse (of some climbing plants) growing upwards in a helix from left to right or anticlockwise
 
[C19: from Latin dextrorsum towards the right, from dextro- + vorsus turned, variant of versus, from vertere to turn]
 
dextrorsal or dextrorsal
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin dextrorsum towards the right, from dextro- + vorsus turned, variant of versus, from vertere to turn]
 
'dextrorsely or dextrorsal
 
adv

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