monopodial

adjective
mono·​po·​di·​al | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈpō-dē-əl How to pronounce monopodial (audio) \

Definition of monopodial

: growing upward with a single main stem or axis that produces leaves and flowers monopodial orchids

First Known Use of monopodial

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monopodial

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

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The first known use of monopodial was in 1876

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“Monopodial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monopodial. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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