dichasium

noun
di·​cha·​sium | \ dī-ˈkā-zhē-əm How to pronounce dichasium (audio) , -ˈzē-əm, -zhəm \
plural dichasia\ dī-​ˈkā-​zhē-​ə How to pronounce dichasium (audio) , -​ˈzē-​ə , -​zhə \

Definition of dichasium

: a cymose inflorescence that produces two main axes

First Known Use of dichasium

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dichasium

New Latin, from Greek dichasis halving, from dichazein to halve, from dicha

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“Dichasium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichasium. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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