distichous
adjective Etymology: Late Latin distichus, from Greek distichos Date: circa 1753 disposed in two vertical rows <
distichous leaves
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  • distichous — [dis′ti kəs] adj. [< LL distichus < Gr distichos (see DISTICH) + OUS] Bot. arranged in two vertical rows, as leaves on opposite sides of a stem distichously adv …   English World dictionary

  • Distichous — Distich Dis tich, Distichous Dis tich*ous, a. [Gr. ?. See {Distich}, n.] Disposed in two vertical rows; two ranked. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distichous — distichously, adv. /dis ti keuhs/, adj. 1. Bot. arranged alternately in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis, as leaves. 2. Zool. divided into two parts. [1745 55; < L distichus ( < Gk dístichos (adj.); see DISTICH), with OUS for L us… …   Universalium

  • distichous — adjective Arranged in two rows on each side of an axis See Also: alternate, decussate, multijugate, opposite, spiral, whorled …   Wiktionary

  • distichous — dis·ti·chous (disґtĭ kəs) arranged in two vertical rows; said of the arrangement of leaves where the leaf at one node is opposite to those just above and below it …   Medical dictionary

  • distichous — adj. arranged in two rows …   English contemporary dictionary

  • distichous — [ dɪstɪkəs] adjective Botany arranged alternately in two opposite vertical rows. Origin C18: via L. from Gk distikhos (see distich) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • distichous — dis·ti·chous …   English syllables

  • distichous — dis•ti•chous [[t]ˈdɪs tɪ kəs[/t]] adj. 1) bot arranged alternately in two vertical rows on opposite sides of a stem, as leaves 2) zool. Zool. divided into two parts • Etymology: 1745–55; < NL, L distichus < Gk dístichos; see distich …   From formal English to slang

  • distichous — /ˈdɪstɪkəs/ (say distikuhs) adjective arranged alternately in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis, as leaves. {Latin distichus of two rows. See distich} –distichously, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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