opis·​tho·​graph | \ əˈpisthəˌgraf \

Definition of opisthograph

: an ancient manuscript or tablet written or inscribed upon both the back and the front

Other Words from opisthograph

opisthographic \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦grafik \ or opisthographical \ -​fə̇kəl \ adjective
opisthography \ ˌäpəsˈthägrəfē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for opisthograph

Latin opisthographus written on the back, from Greek opisthographos, from opisth- + -graphos -graph

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“Opisthograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opisthograph. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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