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

  • adj. Botany Growing upward in a spiral that turns from left to right: a dextrorse vine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Turning from the left to the right, in the ascending line, as in the spiral inclination of the stem of the morning glory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. spiraling upward from left to right


Latin dextrōrsus, from dextrōvorsus, turning toward the right : dexter, right; see dextro- + versus, past participle of vertere, to turn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin dextrorsum, contracted from dextrovorsum, dextroversum, toward the right side; dexter right + versus, vorsus, past participle of vertere, vortere, to turn. (Wiktionary)



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