mono·​cha·​si·​um ˌmä-nə-ˈkā-zē-əm How to pronounce monochasium (audio)
plural monochasia ˌmä-nə-ˈkā-zē-ə How to pronounce monochasium (audio)
: a cymose inflorescence that produces only one main axis
monochasial adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monochasium was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Monochasium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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