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sympodial

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adjective sym·po·di·al \sim-ˈpō-dē-əl\

Definition of sympodial

  1. :  having or involving the formation of an apparent main axis from successive secondary axes <sympodial branching of a cyme>



Origin and Etymology of sympodial

New Latin sympodium apparent main axis formed from secondary axes, from Greek syn- + podion base — more at -podium


First Known Use: 1875


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