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
: a cymose inflorescence that produces two main axes

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dichasium was in 1846

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“Dichasium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichasium. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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