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opisthograph

[ uh-pis-thuh-graf, -grahf ]
/ əˈpɪs θəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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noun
a manuscript, parchment, or book having writing on both sides of the leaves.
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Origin of opisthograph

1615–25; <Latin opisthographus<Greek opisthógraphos;see opistho-, -graph
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How to use opisthograph in a sentence

  • Such inscriptions are called opisthograph, that is, written behind.

    The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
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