arrhostia

noun
ar·​rho·​stia | \ əˈrōstēə \
plural -s

Definition of arrhostia

: an evolutionary product or trend that appears to be more or less pathological (such as the immense size attained by certain dinosaurs)

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Other Words from arrhostia

arrhostic \ əˈrästik \ adjective

History and Etymology for arrhostia

New Latin, from Greek arrhōstia sickness, weakness, from arrhōstos sickly, weak (from a- a- entry 2 + -rhōstos, from rhōsis strength) + -ia -y

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“Arrhostia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrhostia. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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