Botany. arranged alternately in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis, as leaves.
Zoology. divided into two parts.
- dis·ti·chous·ly, adverb
- sub·dis·ti·chous, adjective
- sub·dis·ti·chous·ly, adverb
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How to use distichous in a sentence
He also questions the propriety of the separation according to the distichous arrangement of the hairs of the tail.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
In some the general hue is orange brown with obscure annuli; the arrangement of the hair is distichous or in two rows.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
Feathers are mostly distichous, hair-partings are distichous, the moustache is distichous."Wee Tim'rous Beasties" | Douglas English
The leaf-sheaths are distichous, compressed, glabrous or rarely hairy.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses | Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Leaf-sheaths are compressed and distichous below, glabrous or sometimes with a few hairs close to the margin.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses | Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
British Dictionary definitions for distichous
(of leaves) arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of the stem
- distichously, adverb
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