Definition of systrophe in US English:

systrophe

noun

rare
  • 1Rhetoric. The device of ‘piling up’ a number of attributes and images of a person or thing, often in a series of figurative or similative phrases, without giving a literal description.

  • 2Biology. The clumping together of chloroplasts in a cell under the influence of bright light; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 16th century. Ultimately from ancient Greek συστροϕή twisting together, (of style) terseness, concentration, collection, gathering, aggregate from συν- + στροϕή.

Pronunciation

systrophe

/ˈsɪstrəfi/