Definition of Distichous

1. Adjective. (botany) Arranged in two rows on each side of an axis ¹



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Definition of Distichous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Distichous

1. Arranged in two rows on opposite sides of a stem and thus in the same plane. (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distichous

distermination
disthene
disthenes
disthrone
disthroned
disthrones
disthroning
disthronize
disthronized
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disthronizing
distich
distichal
distiches
distichous (current term)
distichously
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distil
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distillability
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distillation
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Literary usage of Distichous

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1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"Branches flat, distichous; leaves ovate, obtuse, with a gland on the back, ... Trees or shrubs, with scattered branches, linear rigid distichous leaves, ..."

2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... referred to. ind a variety with white (lowers also It has distichous ... The Olivias consist of herbs with fasciculate fleshy roots, and distichous ..."

3. Trees: A Handbook of Forest-botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory by Harry Marshall Ward, Percy Groom (1904)
"[For (ii) (i) Leaves distichous on the lateral long shoots, seep. 286.] , , , .... broad oval: venation strict-pinnate. Fagus sylvatica, L. Beech (Fig. ..."

4. Refugium Botanicum: Or Figures and Descriptions from Living Specimens, of ...by William Wilson Saunders, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, John Gilbert Baker by William Wilson Saunders, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, John Gilbert Baker (1882)
"Stems crowded, with distichous leaves. Sheaths narrow, obliquely cut, with many small transverse folds, then brown, geminate, ribbed ; ribs very rugose. ..."

5. Veitch's Manual of the Coniferae: Containing a General Review of the Order by Adolphus Henry Kent, James Veitch & Sons (1900)
"Bark of trunk greyish brown, rugose but rarely fissured. Branche;! spreading or slightly ascending with distichous ramification. ..."

6. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"... exstipulate, sessile in the seedling, but ultimately shortly stalked, distichous, serrated, glabrous, light green, ..."

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