anaptyctic

adjective

an·​ap·​tyc·​tic
¦anəp¦tiktik,
¦aˌnap-
variants or less commonly anaptyctical
-ktə̇kəl
: relating to or resulting from anaptyxis
development of an anaptyctic vowel

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anaptyctic was in 1880

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“Anaptyctic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anaptyctic. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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