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dextrorsal

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dextrorsal


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  Turning  from  the  left  to  the  right  in  the  ascending  line  as 
  in  the  spiral  inclination  of  the  stem  of  the  common 
  morning-gl['o]ry. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dextrorsal 
  adj  :  (botany)  spiraling  upward  from  left  to  right  "dextrorse 
  vines"  [syn:  {dextrorse}] 




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