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tetrastichous

[ti-tras-ti-kuh s] /tɪˈtræs tɪ kəs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
arranged in a spike of four vertical rows, as flowers.
2.
having four such rows of flowers, as a spike.
Origin of tetrastichous
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin tetrastichus < Greek tetrástichos having four lines or rows. See tetra-, stich1, -ous
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tetrastichous

/tɛˈtræstɪkəs/
adjective
1.
(of flowers or leaves on a stalk) arranged in four vertical rows
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