Sinistrorse Sin"is*trorse`, a. [See {Sinistrolsal}.] Turning to the left (of the spectator) in the ascending line; -- the opposite of dextrorse. See {Dextrorse}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sinistrorse — [sin′is trôrs΄] adj. [ModL sinistrorsus < L, contr. of sinistrovorsus < sinister, to the left (see SINISTER) + versus, vorsus (see VERSE)] Bot. twining upward while constantly turning to the left, as the stems of some vines do: opposed to… …   English World dictionary

  • sinistrorse — adj. [L. sinistra, left; vertere, to turn] An organism spirally twisting to the left; see dextrorse …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sinistrorse — sinistrorsely /sin euh strawrs lee, sin euh strawrs /, adv. /sin euh strawrs , si nis trawrs, sin euh strawrs /, adj. Bot. (from a point of view at the center of the spiral) rising spirally in a counterclockwise manner, as a stem (opposed to… …   Universalium

  • sinistrorse — Turned or twisted to the left. [L. sinistrorsus, on the left side, fr. sinister, left, + verto, pp. versus, to turn] …   Medical dictionary

  • sinistrorse — adj. spiraling from right to left, coiling toward the left (Botany, Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sinistrorse — sinis·trorse …   English syllables

  • sinistrorse — sin•is•trorse [[t]ˈsɪn əˌstrɔrs, sɪˈnɪs trɔrs, ˌsɪn əˈstrɔrs[/t]] adj. bot (of a climbing plant) twining counterclockwise from the base • Etymology: 1855–60; < L sinistrōrsus lit., turned leftward. See sinister, versus …   From formal English to slang

  • sinistrorse — /ˈsɪnəstrɔs/ (say sinuhstraws), /sɪnəsˈtrɔs/ (say sinuhs traws) adjective rising spirally from right to left (from a point of view at the centre of the spiral), as a stem. {Latin sinistrorsus towards the left} –sinistrorsal /sɪnəsˈtrɔsəl/ (say… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sinistrorse — adj. rising towards the left, esp. of the spiral stem of a plant. Etymology: L sinistrorsus f. sinister left + vorsus past part. of vertere turn …   Useful english dictionary

  • sinistrorsely — adverb see sinistrorse * * * sinistrorseˈly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑sinistrorse …   Useful english dictionary

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