adjective an·ap·tyc·tic \¦anəp¦tiktik, ¦aˌnap-\
variants: less commonly



Definition of anaptyctic

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

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Origin and Etymology of anaptyctic

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

First Known Use: 1880

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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