polyptych


po·lyp·tych

noun \ˈpä-ləp-ˌtik, pə-ˈlip-tik\

Definition of POLYPTYCH

:  an arrangement of four or more panels (as of a painting) usually hinged and folding together

Origin of POLYPTYCH

Greek polyptychos having many folds, from poly- + ptychē fold, from ptyssein to fold
First Known Use: 1859

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