Sinistrorse Definition

sĭnĭ-strôrs
adjective
Twining upward while constantly turning to the left, as the stems of some vines do.
Webster's New World
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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.

    From Wiktionary

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