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dextrorse

[ dek-strawrs, dek-strawrs ]
/ ˈdɛk strɔrs, dɛkˈstrɔrs /
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adjective Botany.
(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 dextrorse

dex·trorse·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dextrorse

dextrorse

dextrorsal (dɛkˈstrɔːsəl)

/ (ˈdɛkstrɔːs, dɛkˈstrɔːs) /

adjective
(of some climbing plants) growing upwards in a helix from left to right or anticlockwiseCompare sinistrorse

Derived forms of dextrorse

dextrorsely, 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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