[ dek-strawrs, dek-strawrs ]
/ ˈdɛk strɔrs, dɛkˈstrɔrs /
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(of a climbing plant) rising helically from right to left, as seen from outside the helix (opposed to sinistrorse).
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Also dex·tror·sal [dek-strawr-suhl] /dɛkˈstrɔr səl/ .
Origin of dextrorse
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
OTHER WORDS FROM dextrorsedex·trorse·ly, adverb
Words nearby dextrorse
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British Dictionary definitions for dextrorse
/ (ˈdɛkstrɔːs, dɛkˈstrɔːs) /
(of some climbing plants) growing upwards in a helix from left to right or anticlockwiseCompare sinistrorse
Derived forms of dextrorsedextrorsely, adverb
Word Origin for dextrorse
C19: from Latin dextrorsum towards the right, from dextro- + vorsus turned, variant of versus, from vertere to turn
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