Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rising from right to left, as a spiral line, helix, or climbing plant.

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  • adjective 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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  • adjective spiraling upward from left to right

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin dextrōrsus, from dextrōvorsus, turning toward the right : dexter, right; see dextro– + versus, past participle of vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

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

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