monopodial

adjective

mono·​po·​di·​al ˌmä-nə-ˈpō-dē-əl How to pronounce monopodial (audio)
: growing upward with a single main stem or axis that produces leaves and flowers
monopodial orchids

Word History

Etymology

New Latin monopodium main axis, from mon- + -podium

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monopodial was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

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

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