Definition of acrostichal in English:

acrostichal

adjective

Biology
  • Of the bristles on the mesothorax of some dipteran flies: arranged in rows on the dorsal part of this (the mesonotum).

noun

Biology
  • An acrostichal bristle.

Origin

Late 19th century. From acro- + ancient Greek στίχος row, line + -al, after German acrostichal.

Pronunciation:

acrostichal

/əˈkrɒstɪkl/