Growing upward in a spiral that turns from right to left.
A sinistrorse vine.
(bot.) Twining upward while constantly turning to the left, as the stems of some vines do.
Origin of sinistrorse
- Latin sinistrōrsus turned toward the left contraction of sinistrōversus sinistrō toward the left from ablative of sinister left versus past participle of vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- See sinistrorsal.