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pa•ras•ti•chy



Pronunciation: (pi-ras'ti-kē), [key]
n.,
pl. -chies.
Bot.
one of a number of seemingly secondary spirals or oblique ranks winding around the stem or axis to the right and left in a spiral arrangement of leaves, scales, etc., where the internodes are short and the members closely crowded, as in the houseleek and the pine cone.

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