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

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 24 Sep. 2022.

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