[an-uh p-tik-sis, an-ap-]
- epenthesis of a vowel.
Origin of anaptyxis
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- the insertion of a short vowel between consonants in order to make a word more easily pronounceable
C19: via New Latin from Greek anaptuxis, from anaptussein to unfold, from ana- + ptussein to fold
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