di·​cha·​sium dī-ˈkā-zhē-əm How to pronounce dichasium (audio)
plural dichasia dī-ˈkā-zhē-ə How to pronounce dichasium (audio)
: a cymose inflorescence that produces two main axes

Word History


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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