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distichous

[dis-ti-kuh s]
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adjective
  1. Botany. arranged alternately in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis, as leaves.
  2. 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
Related formsdis·ti·chous·ly, adverbsub·dis·ti·chous, adjectivesub·dis·ti·chous·ly, adverb
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distichous

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