Dextrorsal
Dextrorsal Dex*tror"sal, Dextrorse Dex"trorse`, a. [L. dextrorsum, contr. fr. dextrovorsum, dextroversum, toward the right side; dexter right + versus, vorsus, p. p. of vertere, vortere, to turn.] (Botany) Turning from the left to the right, in the ascending line, as in the spiral inclination of the stem of the common morning-glory; as, dextrorse vines. [1913 Webster]

Note: At present scientists predicate dextrorse or sinistrorse quality of the plant regarded objectively; formerly the plant was regarded subjectively, and what is now called dextrorse was then considered sinistrorse. [1913 Webster]


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  • dextrorsal — dex·tror·sal …   English syllables

  • dextrorsal — adjective spiraling upward from left to right dextrorse vines • Syn: ↑dextrorse • Similar to: ↑dextral • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dextrorse — Dextrorsal Dex*tror sal, Dextrorse Dex trorse , a. [L. dextrorsum, contr. fr. dextrovorsum, dextroversum, toward the right side; dexter right + versus, vorsus, p. p. of vertere, vortere, to turn.] (Botany) Turning from the left to the right, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea purpurea — Morning glory Morn ing glo ry, n. (Bot.) A climbing plant ({Ipom[oe]a purpurea}) having handsome, funnel shaped flowers, usually red, pink, purple, white, or variegated, sometimes pale blue. See {Dextrorsal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Morning-glory — Morn ing glo ry, n. (Bot.) A climbing plant ({Ipom[oe]a purpurea}) having handsome, funnel shaped flowers, usually red, pink, purple, white, or variegated, sometimes pale blue. See {Dextrorsal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dextrorse — dextrorsely, adv. /dek strawrs, dek strawrs /, adj. Bot. (of a climbing plant) rising helically from right to left, as seen from outside the helix (opposed to sinistrorse). Also, dextrorsal. [1860 65; < L dextrorsum toward the right, earlier… …   Universalium

  • winding — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. turning, gyrating, gyring, spiraling, twisting, snaky, serpentine, convoluted, dextrorse, dextrorsal, sinistrorse. Ant. straight*, direct*, vertical*. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Repeatedly curving in alternate… …   English dictionary for students

  • Dextrality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Dextrality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 dextrality dextrality Sgm: N 1 right right right hand Sgm: N 1 dexter dexter offside starboard PARAG:Dextrality >Adj GRP: Adj 1 Sgm: Adj 1 dextra …   English dictionary for students

  • dextrorse — /ˈdɛkstrɔs/ (say dekstraws), /dɛksˈtrɔs/ (say deks traws) adjective rising spirally from left to right (from a point of view at the centre of the spiral), as a stem (opposed to sinistrorse). Also, dextrorsal. {Latin dextrorsum towards the right}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dextrorse —   a. (of plants) spirally turning to the right.    ♦ dextrorsal, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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