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ischiorrhogic Line breaks: is¦chior|rho¦gic
Pronunciation: /ˌɪskɪə(ʊ)ˈrɒdʒɪk/

Definition of ischiorrhogic in English:


(Of an iambic line) having a spondee as its second, fourth, or sixth foot.


Mid 19th century: from Greek iskhiorrhōgikos, literally 'having broken hips, limping', from iskhion 'hip joint' + rhōx, rhōg- 'broken'.

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