noun pa·ras·ti·chy \pəˈrastəkē\

Definition of parastichy



  1. :  a hypothetical oblique or secondary spiral line joining leaves or scales where the internodes of the axis are short and the members crowded (as in a pine cone); also :  the arrangement of leaves or scales along such lines — compare orthostichy

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Origin and Etymology of parastichy

International Scientific Vocabulary 1para- + Greek stichos row + International Scientific Vocabulary -y — more at stich

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