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Greek opisthodetos tied behind (from opisth- + detos, verbal of dein to tie, bind) + English -ic
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“Opisthodetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opisthodetic. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.
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