sti·chom·e·try | \ stə̇ˈkämə‧trē \
plural -es

Definition of stichometry 

1a : a measurement of books by the number of lines they contain

b : a list of documents stating how many lines each contains

2 : division of the text of a book into lines especially : division of texts into lines fitted to the sense (as in manuscripts antedating the adoption of punctuation)

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History and Etymology for stichometry

Greek stichos line + English -metry

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