Hypostrophe
Hypostrophe Hy*pos"tro*phe, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to turn round or back; ? under + ? to turn.] (Med.) (a) The act of a patient turning himself. (b) A relapse, or return of a disease. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hypostrophe — /hip or hīp osˈtrə fi/ noun 1. (Gr hypostrophē turning back) relapse (medicine) 2. Reversion after a parenthesis (rhetoric) • • • Main Entry: ↑hypo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hypostrŏphe — (gr.), 1) Rückfall einer Krankheit; 2) Umkehrung, bes. der Gebärmutter …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hypostrophe — Hypostrophe, griech., das Umkehren; Krankheitsrückfall …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • hypostrophe —   n. Medicine, relapse or turning over; Rhetoric, return to main theme after digression …   Dictionary of difficult words

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