tetrastichous

[ ti-tras-ti-kuh s ]
/ tɪˈtræs tɪ kəs /

adjective Botany.

arranged in a spike of four vertical rows, as flowers.
having four such rows of flowers, as a spike.

Nearby words

  1. tetrasaccharide,
  2. tetrasomic,
  3. tetrasporangium,
  4. tetraspore,
  5. tetrastich,
  6. tetrastyle,
  7. tetrasyllable,
  8. tetratomic,
  9. tetravalent,
  10. tetrazene

Origin of tetrastichous

1865–70; < New Latin tetrastichus < Greek tetrástichos having four lines or rows. See tetra-, stich1, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for tetrastichous

tetrastichous

/ (tɛˈtræstɪkəs) /

adjective

(of flowers or leaves on a stalk) arranged in four vertical rows
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