Definition of opisthographic in English:

opisthographic

Pronunciation /ə(ʊ)ˈpɪsθəɡrafɪk/

adjective

Ancient Greek History Roman History
  • Written or inscribed on the back of a papyrus or parchment as well as the front.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Forsyth (1763–1815), writer on Italy. From opistho- + -graphic, after opisthograph.