Definition of subdistichous in US English:

subdistichous

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • Nearly or approximately distichous; (in later use) especially (of leaves) arranged in two nearly opposite rows.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Shaw (1751–1813), natural historian. From sub- + distichous, after scientific Latin subdistichus.

Pronunciation

subdistichous

/ˌsʌbˈdɪstɪkəs/