noun or·thos·ti·chy

Definition of orthostichy



  1. :  a hypothetical line passing through the bases of leaves or scales situated directly above one another on an axis; also :  the arrangement of leaves or scales in such lines — compare parastichy, phyllotaxy

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Origin and Etymology of orthostichy

International Scientific Vocabulary orth- + Greek stichos row + International Scientific Vocabulary -y — more at stich

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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