Dextrorse meaning

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Growing upward in a spiral that turns from left to right.

A dextrorse vine.

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Twining upward to the right, as the stems of some vines do.
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Turning from the left to the right, in the ascending line, as in the spiral inclination of the stem of the morning glory.
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Origin of dextrorse

  • Latin dextrōrsus from dextrōvorsus turning toward the right dexter right dextro– versus past participle of vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin dextrorsum, contracted from dextrovorsum, dextroversum, toward the right side; dexter right + versus, vorsus, past participle of vertere, vortere, to turn.

    From Wiktionary