distichous

[ dis-ti-kuh s ]
/ ˈdɪs tɪ kəs /

adjective

Botany. arranged alternately in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis, as leaves.
Zoology. divided into two parts.

Nearby words

  1. distension,
  2. distent,
  3. distention,
  4. distich,
  5. distichia,
  6. distil,
  7. distill,
  8. distilland,
  9. distillate,
  10. distillation

Origin of distichous

1745–55; < Latin distichus (< Greek dístichos (adj.); see distich), with -ous for Latin -us adj. suffix

Related formsdis·ti·chous·ly, adverbsub·dis·ti·chous, adjectivesub·dis·ti·chous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for distichous

distichous

/ (ˈdɪstɪkəs) /

adjective

(of leaves) arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of the stem
Derived Formsdistichously, adverb

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