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orthostichy

or·thos·ti·chy
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-thos-ti-kee]
    • /ɔrˈθɒs tɪ ki/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-thos-ti-kee]
    • /ɔrˈθɒs tɪ ki/

Definitions of orthostichy word

  • noun plural orthostichy a vertical rank or row. 1
  • noun plural orthostichy an arrangement of members, as leaves, at different heights on an axis so that their median planes coincide. 1
  • noun orthostichy an imaginary vertical line that connects a row of leaves on a stem 0
  • noun orthostichy an arrangement of leaves so connected 0
  • noun orthostichy a vertical arrangement of leaves or flowers on a stem 0

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Origin of orthostichy

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
1870-75; ortho- + Greek -stichia alignment, equivalent to stích(os) row (see stich1) + -ia -y3

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Parts of speech for Orthostichy

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

orthostichy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

orthostichy usage trend in Literature

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