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.

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Origin of distichous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM distichous

dis·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 forms of distichous

distichously, adverb
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