After this question, is there a word for a word where all of its letters are in alphabetical order?

Examples of such words:


(If the word in question is also one of those words, that would be incredible!)

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    No, there isn't such a word.
    – SEL
    Nov 18, 2014 at 12:23

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You can call them abecedarian words.

Abecedarian is an adjective meaning "being arranged alphabetically". It comes from the Latin abecedarius, which means "alphabetical," based on the names of the first letters of the Latin alphabet.

For example, below are the terms mentioned in a personal site:

Abecedarian Words: Words with letters in alphabetical order
Strictly Abecedarian Words: Words with letters in alphabetical order without repetitions


It is also mentioned in this stackoverflow question:
Counting abecedarian words in a list: Python

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    Note that abecedarian has some additional meanings, so beware of potential ambiguity.
    – nnnnnn
    Mar 6, 2020 at 5:00

There are fifty-three such words, but nobody seems to have coined a term for them.

some more examples: biopsy, abort, begin.

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