Definition of orthostichous in English:

orthostichous

adjective

Botany
  • Having leaves arranged in orthostichies; characterized by such an arrangement.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Asa Gray (1810–1888), botanist. From ortho- + -stichous, after orthostichy.

Pronunciation

orthostichous

/ˌɔːθə(ʊ)ˈstʌɪkəs//ɔːˈθɒstɪkəs/