distichous

distichous

[dis-ti-kuhs]
adjective
1.
Botany. arranged alternately in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis, as leaves.
2.
Zoology. divided into two parts.

Origin:
1745–55; < Latin distichus (< Greek dístichos (adj.); see distich), with -ous for Latin -us adj. suffix

distichously, adverb
subdistichous, adjective
subdistichously, adverb
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distichous (ˈdɪstɪkəs)
 
adj
(of leaves) arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of the stem
 
'distichously
 
adv

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