anaptyctic

adjective
an·​ap·​tyc·​tic | \ ¦anəp¦tiktik, ¦aˌnap- \
variants: or less commonly anaptyctical \ -​ktə̇kəl \

Definition of anaptyctic

: relating to or resulting from anaptyxis development of an anaptyctic vowel

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First Known Use of anaptyctic

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anaptyctic

from New Latin anaptyxis, after such pairs as Late Latin syntaxis syntax: English syntactic, syntactical

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“Anaptyctic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anaptyctic. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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