hypozeugma

[ hahy-puh-zoog-muh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈzug mə /

noun Rhetoric.

the use of a succession of subjects with a single predicate.

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Origin of hypozeugma

First recorded in 1580–90; hypo- + zeugma
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