Orthostichies
Orthostichy Or*thos"ti*chy, n.; pl. {Orthostichies}. [Ortho- + Gr. sti`chos row.] (Bot.) A longitudinal rank, or row, of leaves along a stem. [1913 Webster]

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  • Orthostichy — Or*thos ti*chy, n.; pl. {Orthostichies}. [Ortho + Gr. sti chos row.] (Bot.) A longitudinal rank, or row, of leaves along a stem. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthostichy — orthostichous, adj. /awr thos ti kee/, n., pl. orthostichies. Bot. 1. a vertical rank or row. 2. an arrangement of members, as leaves, at different heights on an axis so that their median planes coincide. [1870 75; ORTHO + Gk stichia alignment,… …   Universalium

  • orthostichy —   Row created by intersection of contact parastichies, e.g. sporophylls in Ceratozamia and Zamia cones show well defined orthostichies in a near vertical arrangement …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • orthostichy — /ɔˈθɒstəki/ (say aw thostuhkee) noun (plural orthostichies) 1. a vertical rank or row. 2. an arrangement of members, as leaves, at different heights on an axis so that their median planes coincide. {ortho + Greek stichia alignment} –orthostichous …   Australian English dictionary

  • orthostichy — [ôr thäs′ti kē] n. pl. orthostichies [< ORTHO + Gr stichos, a row (see STILE2) + Y3] a vertical arrangement of leaves or flowers on a stem orthostichous [ôr thäs′tikəs] adj …   English World dictionary

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