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noun Rhetoric.
  1. the simultaneous use of anaphora and epistrophe.
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Origin of symploce

1570–80; < New Latin symplocē < Greek symplokḗ intertwining, combination, equivalent to sym- sym- + plokḗ, noun derivative of plékein to plait, twine; akin to Latin plectere (see -plex)
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Examples from the Web for symploce

Historical Examples

  • Troglophiles: Cockroaches found habitually in caves (Symploce, Periplaneta cavernicola).

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • Symploce flagellata or Symploce ruficollis Reptile: Anolis cristatellus, p. 273.

  • Symploce parenthesis Hair worm: Parachordodes raphaelis, p. 202.