plural -es
: 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

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary para- entry 1 + Greek stichos row + International Scientific Vocabulary -y

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“Parastichy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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