adjective te·tras·ti·chous \te‧ˈtrastəkəs\

Definition of tetrastichous

  1. 1 :  ranked by fours

  2. 2 :  arranged in four vertical rows —used especially of the inflorescence of a grass or of its constituent parts

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Origin and Etymology of tetrastichous

Late Latin tetrastichus of four lines, of four rows, from Greek tetrastichos

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