[tuh-les-tik, tel-uh-stik]
noun Prosody.
a poem in which the last letters of successive lines form a word, a phrase, or the consecutive letters of the alphabet.
Compare acrostic.

1630–40; tele-2 + stich1 Unabridged
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telestich (tɪˈlɛstɪk, ˈtɛlɪˌstɪk)
a short poem in which the last letters of each successive line form a word
[C17: from Greek telos end + stich]

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