pentastichous

adjective
pen·​tas·​ti·​chous | \ (ˈ)pen‧¦tastə̇kəs \

Definition of pentastichous

: arranged in five orthostichies in such a manner that each leaf diverges from the preceding by an angle equal to two fifths of the circumference of the stem so that the sixth leaf stands above the first pentastichous arrangement of leaves

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Other Words from pentastichous

pentastichy \ ⸗ˈ⸗⸗kē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for pentastichous

New Latin pentastichus, from penta- (from Greek) + -stichus -stichous

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“Pentastichous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentastichous. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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