anaptyxis [an΄ap tiks′is]
pl. anaptyxes [an΄ap tiks′ēz΄] [ModL < Gr, an opening, gaping < fut. stem of anaptyssein, to unfold, open < ana-, up + ptyssein, to fold]
epenthesis of a vowel
anaptyctic [an΄aptik′tik]

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  • anaptyxis — n. insertion of a vowel between two consonants in order to make pronunciation easier …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anaptyxis — [ˌanəp tɪksɪs] noun Phonetics the insertion of a vowel between two consonants to aid pronunciation, as in he went thataway. Derivatives anaptyctic adjective Origin C19: mod. L., from Gk anaptuxis unfolding …   English new terms dictionary

  • anaptyxis — an·ap·tyx·is …   English syllables

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  • anaptyxis — n. (pl. anaptyxes) Phonet. the insertion of a vowel between two consonants to aid pronunciation (as in went thataway). Derivatives: anaptyctic adj. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk anaptuxis (as ANA , ptusso fold) …   Useful english dictionary

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