anaptyxis /ˌanəpˈtɪksɪs/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Phonetics] the insertion of a vowel between two consonants to aid pronunciation, as in he went thataway.
II. derivatives

anaptyctic
adjective


– origin late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek anaptuxis ‘unfolding’, from ana- ‘back, again’ + ptuxis ‘folding’.

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