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monochasium

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noun mono·cha·si·um \-ˈkā-zē-əm, -zhē-\

Definition of monochasium

plural

monochasia

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  1. :  a cymose inflorescence that produces only one main axis

monochasial

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Origin and Etymology of monochasium

New Latin, from mon- + -chasium (as in dichasium)


First Known Use: circa 1890


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