acros·​ti·​chal | \ ə-ˈkrȯ-sti-kəl How to pronounce acrostichal (audio) , -ˈkrä- \

Definition of acrostichal

: situated in the highest rank or row used of certain bristles on the mesonotum of muscoid flies

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First Known Use of acrostichal

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrostichal

acr- + -stich + -al

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“Acrostichal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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